Major concerns are coming forward from groups that work directly with those children and families receiving services from The State Department of Health and Human Services. They want the state to slow down when it comes to increasing privatization of child welfare services.
“You’re living in a dream world if you think you’re gonna privatize to the degree that it’s going to make any difference except to make kids suffer, nobody cares about the kids!”
Outgoing Lancaster County Attorney Gary Lacey says those involved in fighting for the kids in the courtroom haven’t been getting the information they need. More than 800 individuals and organizations from around the state have signed a letter asking that their input be sought before the state moves ahead with an aggressive plan to increase privatization. This comes after several private organizations hired by the state have backed out or gone belly up.