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HHS Should Do More to Reduce Group Care in States for Foster Kids, GAO Says


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By Sarah Barr

WASHINGTON — The federal Health and Human Services Department could do more to reduce states’ reliance on group homes or institutions for youth in foster care, says an oversight agency.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report tracking the use of congregate care in eight states. While the featured states have reduced their reliance on group homes and institutions, more can be done, said the agency …

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