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Attorney General starts advisory board to change foster care law
Attorney General says the system now focuses too much on reuniting broken families versus the child's safety and security.
by WKSU's SIMON HUSTED

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Attorney General Mike DeWine
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Nearly 12-thousand children in Ohio are living in foster homes. That’s 40% fewer than the number about a decade ago. Still, Ohio’s Attorney General says too many of the kids face a life of uncertainty, and too many kids are returned to their original parents to face danger and neglect. That’s why a foster care advisory group has just been created to make recommendations for changing Ohio law. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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Attorney General DeWine is hoping that a newly-created 30-member advisory group will make recommendations on how to improve Ohio's foster care system. The group’s report is due in 90 days.

 
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