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In Depth (Foster Children) Part II #715448

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 27, 2002
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The second of two reports on problems with America’s foster care system introduced.

(Detroit: Jim Avila) An NBC investigation into Michigan’s troubled foster care program presented; details given of the case of Terra Edwards†, Heather Kish†, and others missing from Michigan’s foster care system. [EDWARDS – says foster care has not checked on her in years.] [Michigan Family Independence Agency Doug HOWARD††- says some of the kids have a history of running away.] [Detroit DEPUTY – comments on searching for missing foster kids.] [Kish’s grandmother Jeanette JACKSON†- says the system is not protecting them.] [Michigan State University Nannette BOWLER†- comments on labeling children runaways.] Alabama’s solution for its foster care program mentioned. [Child Welfare Policy & Practice Group Paul VINCENT†- says a state makes a very poor parent.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Avila, Jim

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