Michigan foster care system

1:22 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Report finds Michigan not doing enough to protect foster children

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Report tracks the first half of last year. Progress was shown in some areas, including the number of youth waiting to be adopted
Detroit - Michigan still protects too few youth who are in the state's custody, nearly five years after a court ordered a major overhaul of its foster care system, a children's advocacy group found. Department of Human Services workers are struggling to adequately investigate some allegations of abuse or neglect, according to a report issued Wednesday by Children's Rights, a national watchdog organization.