Arkansas foster care cases continue to rise

Arkansas foster care cases continue to rise

(KAIT) - At the end of March, Arkansas had 4,791 children in foster care.

According to Talk Business and Politics, that is an increase from 4,592 at the end of the previous quarter.

There were more foster care children than foster care homes and caseload workers were handling double the 15 cases recommended  by the Child Welfare League of America.

The reoccurring problem is that there are more children entering the foster care system in the state than are leaving it.

For more information about the types of cases these children are coming from, click here.

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