Foster Care Advocates Say They’ll Ask DeWine For A Lot More Money

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Gov.-elect Mike DeWine has said children’s initiatives are a top priority. But one group that advocates for kids says it’s going to push him to prove that in the upcoming state budget.

“We can’t continue to rely on the counties to fund it and the state barely put any investment into children services. So one of our big asks for the next budget will be a significant increase of state funding for children services.”

Sausser says the cost of foster care and family placements soared by nearly $100 million in the last five years, and it’s expected to rise another $44 million this year alone.