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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Foster care emergency - More about Baltimore

Foster care emergency

The contempt petition offers a litany of shortcomings in the city's child welfare system. Among the most important: A 55 percent drop in the number of foster homes since 2001 - from more than 3,000 to fewer than 1,330 - has pushed more children into group homes, up from about 830 in 2001 to more than 1,700 in 2006.

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