Child Welfare Panel Votes to Change Foster Care Requirements

Child Welfare Panel Votes to Change Foster Care Requirements

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(KSL News) The state may change the requirements for those eligible to take in foster children, even though it could mean the loss of hundreds of thousands of federal dollars.

Members of the Child Welfare Legislative Oversight Panel voted yesterday to allow the relatives of children being placed in foster care to take them in, even if they haven't had a criminal background check.

Such checks are required in order for foster care programs to receive federal funding.

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