Progress is being made on child welfare reform in the state. That’a according to Governor Dave Heineman who says 80% of children inviolved in his reform effort have been placed with a family.
“This is a long process, I think some people initially were skeptical when we announced the directives, well was it just a fad?, and in six months it would disappear? Well, here we are two years later the Justice and the Governor standing here making it a top priority.”
The directive to get children placed with families more quickly was given in 2006. In the past two years, more than 300 were adopted and 644 were returned home or were placed with a relative or guardian.