NET News Statewide: Perspective - Foster Care, Transition (Part 2)
February 15, 2003
Right now more than 5,000 Nebraska children live in foster care. Ten years ago that number was around 2,000. Removing a child from a parent is one of the most drastic actions government takes. The PBS series "Frontline" has examined foster care nationally in a two-part series. "Statewide" takes an in-depth look at foster care in Nebraska with its own series of reports. In part one, "Statewide's" Perry Stoner provides an overview of the system and looks at how it has been impacted by budget cuts. In part two, "Statewide's" Brad Penner reports on how foster youth make the transition to independence when the state's responsibility to care for them ends.
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