Legislature focuses on foster care age out children

April 9th, 2013

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Nebraska lawmakers took a step Friday toward helping young people who “age out” of the state’s foster care system, and also moved to put state contracts online.

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CHILD WELFARE: Navigating a Fractured System, Part 2

January 13th, 2012

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – In part one of our series we talked to families struggling to get their children back home. Today, we’ll talk to families whose children need help outside the home. In both cases, critics of the child welfare system say the state is making the wrong choice.

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CHILD WELFARE – Navigating a Fractured System

January 12th, 2012

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – The child welfare system in Nebraska is incredibly complex. But for the families involved, it’s incredibly personal. In part one of our series, we examine why child welfare in the state has been so notoriously splintered, and how some families feel lost in it.

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Heineman gives lukewarm response to foster care recommendations

December 20th, 2011

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman gave a lukewarm response Tuesday to a committee’s recommendations on child welfare.

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Review Board: Uncertainty, high turnover in child welfare

December 6th, 2011

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – In Nebraska’s child welfare system, caseworkers for kids change too often, and it’s getting harder to tell if children are safe in the foster homes they’re being placed in. Those are among the conclusions in the latest report by the Foster Care Review Board.

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Uta Halee blames closure on state

November 15th, 2011

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – After 60 years serving troubled teens in Omaha, the Uta Halee Girls Village announced it will be forced to close its doors next month.

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