Oregon's Troubled Foster Care System

The foster care system in Tennessee drastically reduced the number of children removed from their homes by implementing a preventive strategy that seeks to help parents remedy problems leading to child neglect. The strategy includes parenting classes, behavioral therapy, housing vouchers, and rehab, among other services. Fewer children in Tennessee face the trauma of entering the foster care system, easing the burden on case workers and allowing them to focus on victims of abuse who need their help the most.

Related Stories