Senate Report Slams Public Management of Private Foster Care Industry []


On Wednesday, Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) issued a report scrutinizing the management of private foster care providers, and skewering one especially notorious foster care agency.   

Stirred by news stories chronicling dozens of child deaths because of management of foster care services by The MENTOR Network, a national for-profit provider, Hatch and Wyden directed the Senate Finance Committee to study the matter.

The ensuing report, entitled “An Examination of Foster Care in the United States and the Use of Privatization,” found troubling oversight of private foster care providers by child welfare agencies, and higher-than-expected rates of abuse and neglect within foster homes.

[For more on this story by John Kelly, go to https://chronicleofsocialchang...-care-industry/28470]

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