Prevention Efforts Will Protect Children and Slow Down the Growing Need for Foster CareFebruary 21, 2013
Since 2009, the economic crash has squeezed families with extreme stress and state budget cuts have left families with very few places to turn for help. The result has been skyrocketing growth in the number of children suffering from neglect and the number living in foster care. The growth in foster care is traumatic for children, expensive for taxpayers, and overwhelming for the state Child Protective Services (CPS) system. Targeted prevention efforts can slow down the growth and preserve families.