Texas foster-care system needs improvement

POSTED: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 4:11pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

A federal class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Texas foster care system.

An advocacy group claims that thousands of children are being forced to live in poorly supervised institutions, and moved place to place too often.

However, we spoke to the president of Methodist Children's Home in Waco says, the system needs a lot of work, but has greatly improved. Tim Brown says, "the safety of children in foster care has improved. I think that's partly due to licensing and partly due to monitoring. Making better placement decisions. Placing children closer to their home communities."

The Texas foster-care system received a failing grade in a 2002 federal audit, and has been trying to improve ever since.


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