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WV lawmakers are concerned about foster care findings. But the road to reform isn’t yet clear.

Leading lawmakers expressed concern this week about serious problems that a Mountain State Spotlight investigation identified at out-of-state facilities used by West Virginia’s foster care system, but offered few answers about what they planned to do about the matter. The foster care issue was not on the agenda of any relevant committees during the legislative […]