LEGISLATURE 2014: PROTECTING GEORGIA'S CHILDREN
Plans to privatize Georgia’s child welfare system statewide by 2017 — including foster care and adoptions — were derailed Tuesday when a House committee passed a scaled-down plan calling instead for a two-year pilot program.
Senate Bill 350, which sailed through the Senate last month with a 31-18 vote, would have required the Division of Family and Children Services to bid out primary functions such as case management, family preservation and independent living. The plan was modeled after the system in Florida, which began moving toward privatization in the 1990s.
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