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Montana DPPHS Addressing Rise In Foster Care Children

A 2021 legislative audit found a 115% increase in the number of minors in state foster care between 2010 and 2019. This week Division Administrator for Child and Family Services Nikki Grossberg told the Legislative Audit Committee they have already made progress since the data was gathered.

Legislative Auditor Finds Numerous Deficiencies In State Foster Care System

An investigation by Montana’s Legislative Auditor released this week shows the state’s foster care system hampered by obsolete software, inconsistent leadership and approach to reports of abuse or neglect. The report also revealed that Montana ranks last in the percentage of children receiving monthly caseworker visits. The number of kids in f...