Capitol: Child welfare oversight bills advance

March 7th, 2012

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – The Legislature gave second-round approval Wednesday to a package of bills to change the child welfare system.

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Capitol: Lawmakers move on child welfare legislation

February 28th, 2012

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – As the Legislature moved ahead on new plans for how Nebraska should handle children from troubled families, recriminations continue over the state’s efforts in recent years.

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Last private contractor will take over KVC cases

February 23rd, 2012

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – Foster children in Douglas and Sarpy Counties will now be moved to Nebraska’s last remaining private contractor in child welfare.

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Fourth private contractor drops out of child welfare

February 21st, 2012

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – Nebraska’s efforts to privatize its child welfare system took another blow today.

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Bill would monitor medication prescriptions for foster kids

February 6th, 2012

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – The number of foster care children in Nebraska who are on psychotropic medication is far greater than children who aren’t in the system.

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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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