Child Welfare System Coming Under Increased Scrutiny

A recent article in the Kansas City Star takes a critical look at how states, including Missouri, manage their child welfare programs. A decade ago, Missouri passed legislation that allowed Catholic Charities agencies and other nonprofits to provide various child welfare services, but still most of the services are provided by government agencies. Workers in these public agencies are not paid much even though their workload is overwhelming. As a result there is high turnover and a lack of continuity of services. Click here to read the Star story.


Posted: January 10, 2014

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