Sunday, May 22, 2005

States Paid Federal Dollars to remove children from their families?

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Excerpt of text allegedly on former Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland's official website:

"To help protect children, Governor Rowland has hired more social workers, moved more staff into the field to work directly with at-risk children, and made it easier to remove at-risk children from abusive homes. The number of children in new permanent homes has jumped 445 % since 1996, while the number of children found to have been abused or neglected has fallen 45 % since 1997."

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Connecticut and other states are reportedly getting $90,000 per child removed from their families. Children are more likely to die, be injured, sexually assaulted, and abused in DCF and DSS care, in most cases, than in being in the homes they were extracted from.

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