Youth Villages

Over the course of three decades, a program called Youth Villages has drastically improved the foster-care system in Tennessee by reducing the number of children removed from their homes. The program is able to assess a child's home environment and determine the root of the neglect. The aim is to provide in-home resources such parenting classes, behavioral therapy, housing help, and addiction services. Giving families the tools they need to care for their children decreases the number of children facing the traumas of entering the foster care system and decreases the amount of money spent by the state.

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