R.I. child-housing agencies decry DCYF’s planned 12.5% reimbursement rate cut

TRISTA PICCOLA, R.I. Department of Children, Youth and Families director, says the department faces a $10 million deficit in 2018. / COURTESY CAPITOL TV
TRISTA PICCOLA, R.I. Department of Children, Youth and Families director, says the department faces a $10 million deficit in 2018. / COURTESY CAPITOL TV
PROVIDENCE — Two weeks ago, Marty Sinnott, president and CEO of social service agency Child & Family, said he got a call from the R.I. Department of Children, Youth and Families warning him to start planning for a proposed 12.5 percent cut in reimbursement rates to agencies for children living in state-contracted residential housing. Sinnott…

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