Ark. DHS: Review shows foster system improving

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - State officials say a review of the Arkansas foster-care system, begun a year and a half ago at Gov. Mike Beebe's request, has shown some improvements accomplished but others that still need to be made.

Cecile Blucker, director of the Division of Children and Family Services in the state Department of Human Services, said her agency has a long way to go, but has made moves in the right direction.

DHS spokeswoman Julie Munsell said agency officials knew they wouldnt be able to fix all the problems within a year or two of the review. She said they expect the process of fixing those problems to take several years.

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