NE Turns to More Traditional Child Welfare System

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

In response, the Legislature passed child welfare measures this year designed to improve the system. They blamed the problems on a lack of funding, no clear goals and little oversight that allowed costs to soar.

Newly approved legislation will move the state back to a government system in all but two Omaha-area counties, increase social worker staffing and create a new child welfare watchdog.

Washington, D.C.-based consultant Charlotte McCollough says privatized systems can improve child welfare services, but it takes years before it saves money.

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