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Nine out of every 100 abused kids get abused again when they're put in foster care

on Fri, 07/06/2012 - 05:57

The report finds too many abused children are being abused again in state custody. Even DCF says it can do better.

The state audit shows nine out of every 100 abused kids get abused again when they're put in foster care. The report says the numbers of so-called "re-abuse cases" exceed the state's own goal of no more than seven percent, and are well above the national standard of six percent.

Karen Gievers is an attorney for foster children and a frequent critic of Florida's Department of Children and Families.

"If this happened while the child was still in the parents' home the state would