I understand the problem, but what if the state can’t find a permanent place for the kids?
A child advocacy group said Tuesday that the state has failed to live up to a court settlement in which the state agreed to find permanent homes for more children in foster care.
Children’s Rights Inc. asked a federal judge to find the state in contempt of the 2005 settlement. In the settlement, the state Division of Family and Children Services agreed to meet 31 benchmarks for the foster children in Fulton and DeKalb counties.
Children’s Rights said DFCS has had mixed results in meeting the benchmarks but repeatedly has failed to meet two of the critical requirements. Officials for the advocacy group said that negotiations with the agency have broken down on those issues.