R.I. has 2nd-highest portion of foster care kids not with families

A NEW REPORT from the Annie E. Casey Foundation said Rhode Island has the second-highest percentage of children in foster care not living with families. It also said that nearly 57,000 children in the care of child welfare systems nationwide are living in group home placements. / COURTESY ANNIE E. CASEY FOUNDATION
A NEW REPORT from the Annie E. Casey Foundation said Rhode Island has the second-highest percentage of children in foster care not living with families. It also said that nearly 57,000 children in the care of child welfare systems nationwide are living in group home placements. / COURTESY ANNIE E. CASEY FOUNDATION
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has the second-highest percentage of children in foster care not living with families, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s latest Kids Count policy report, “Every Kid Needs a Family: Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success.” Colorado was the only state with a higher figure…

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