Judge Says California Must Pay Foster Parents More

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A federal judge ordered California to increase the reimbursement of foster parents, the people who care for wards of the state from infancy until age 19. That was three years ago, with a cost of just $2 million out of a multi-billion dollar state budget. But the state did nothing for parents who care for some 18,500 children. Yesterday, Judge William Alsup ordered immediate compliance and, finally, the state came around.

Credits

Guests:
Regina Diehl - Legal Advocates for Permanent Parenting, Garrett Therolf - UC Berkeley and Common Sense News - @gtherolf

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Andrea Brody