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Monday, June 30, 2008

Foster system returns to court

Foster system returns to court

Twelve-year-old Jessica Braam had been in 34 different foster homes by the time a lawsuit was filed on her behalf.

That was 1998. Six years later, the state Children's Administration reached an agreement with lawyers representing Jessica and a dozen other children. The Braam Panel, composed of child welfare experts, would oversee improvements to the way foster children are cared for.

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