LA County's Foster Care Crisis Is Worse than Ever

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Today's Los Angeles Times reports on what it calls a "crisis level" shortage of foster homes in Los Angeles County. There are fewer children needing placement, but they're among the hardest to place -- and the number of available homes is on the decline. The state is threatening to impose fines on Wednesday. We talk in a moment with the head of the Department of Children and Family Services and the Child Welfare Initiative, a nonprofit that works to improve the foster care system.

Credits

Guests:
Garrett Therolf - UC Berkeley and Common Sense News - @gtherolf, Philip Browning - LA County Department of Children and Family Services, Andrew Bridge - Child Welfare Initiative

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Kerry Cavanaugh, Gideon Brower