The high costs of not following up on kids

OlympiaJanuary 26, 2014 

There are bills before both the state House and the Senate calling for advocacy follow-up for children in foster care. The standard argument against the idea is that there is just no money available to put this in place.

Would it cost any more than the huge court awards that have been paid out for foster child abuse cases that fell through the cracks because nobody was keeping track of what was going on with the children?

Not to mention the pain and suffering and sometimes death of these children.

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