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Child welfare system must be improved

on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 11:48
Fight Child Protection Department Corruption: 
Child welfare system must be improved

The state of our state’s child welfare system is an important issue for many reasons. Anytime you are dealing with a situation where a child is removed from their family and home, it is a difficult situation. As a result, the child welfare system will not be a perfect system; however we are looking for ways to improve the lives of these children every day.

There is an overriding issue that is of particular concern.

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The perils of child welfare privatization

on Wed, 04/18/2012 - 13:05

The $65 million state contract to protect Hillsborough's children will be taken from one private agency, Hillsborough Kids Inc., and given to another, Eckerd Community Alternatives, which already has contracts in the state. The article states: "Only Eckerd and HKI vied for the lucrative contract."

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gust a Tribune editorial about the adoption of children in foster care, which called the current state administration's stance "admirable," said past secretaries of the Department of Children & Families deserve considerable credit for aggressively seeking to reduce the number of children in