Maura Corrigan

Michigan News
10:42 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Governor Snyder Proposes Foster Care System Overhaul

Department of Human Services Director Maura Corrigan
Credit Jake Neher

Governor Rick Snyder says the state could do a better job protecting foster children if it changed the way it paid for the service.  The governor unveiled a report Thursday that says the state should pay foster care agencies based on their performance. Right now, those agencies all get paid the same regardless of their track records or the needs of individual foster children.  "Let's focus on what's best for the child," said Snyder. "And the child shouldn't have to think about, worry about, or be concerned about who's bringing those services. They just want the outcomes.

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