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Governor’s working group issues suggestions to improve Arkansas’ foster care system

BY: - September 18, 2023

A working group of more than 130 Arkansans with experience in child welfare and foster care released a list of 11 recommendations on Monday to improve the state’s foster system, which has long suffered from staffing and home shortages. Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders created the working group by executive order in February. The group included […]

Arkansas’ short-staffed Division of Children and Family Services manages fewer foster children

BY: - June 9, 2023

A staffing shortage in the government agency that handles Arkansas’ foster care system has led to higher caseloads and more turnover, according to the most recent quarterly report from the Division of Children and Family Services. Meanwhile, the number of Arkansas children in foster care has decreased over the past year, even with a slight […]