Nebraska sees mixed results in foster care, report says

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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — While the number of children in foster care has fallen, the outcomes for those kids is not improving, according to the annual report by the Nebraska Foster Care Review Office, released Wednesday.

The report recommended that the state improve training and retention of state caseworkers who deal with abused and neglected children, increase services for families to avoid out-of-home placements, and seek better data to drive decisions on care and placements.

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