Michigan foster care system

Foster Care
8:53 am
Wed May 28, 2014

WSW: Study Finds Racial Disparities in Michigan's Foster System

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WestSouthwest with Paul Elam

The report by the Michigan Race Equity Coalition finds minority children are more likely to live in families investigated for abuse and neglect. 

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1:08 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Report Finds Racial Disparity in Michigan's Foster Care System

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Report uses Department of Human Services data from 2013
Michigan's minority children are more than twice as likely as their white counterparts to age out of the foster care system without being adopted or returned to their families, a new report shows.
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.