West Virginia’s reliance on out-of-state group homes leaves some foster kids in unsafe, abusive situations

West Virginia’s reliance on out-of-state group homes leaves some foster kids in unsafe, abusive situations

When major problems — including abuse and neglect — come to light, the state doesn’t always immediately move kids to safety. West Virginia officials tasked with foster kids’ care won’t answer questions about how they vet out-of-state facilities or how often they check on the kids living there.