Foster Care in Texas and Other States Faces a Federal Financing Straitjacket, Says New Report

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March 11, 2004

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As the effect of state budget cuts to various social services continues to surface in Texas communities, a report released today spotlights states' troubled foster care systems and how these systems could be improved if states had the flexibility to provide more foster children and their families with critically needed services such as mental health and substance abuse programs.