Faith-based reform for Mississippi’s foster care agency
MARY REICHARD, HOST: Today is Tuesday, February 19th. Thank you for turning to WORLD Radio to help start your day. Good morning. I’m Mary Reichard.
NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. Coming next on The World and Everything in It: Our final report in a series from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It’s an area where children seem especially at risk.
One surprising stat concerns child protection services: the state removes children from Gulf Coast homes at a 4-to-1 rate compared to the rest of Mississippi.
REICHARD: Today, we’ll visit a church there that’s creating change in the foster care system. It’s made an unusual collaboration with the state’s child services, courts, and churches of all denominations. One local magazine even labeled its success a “foster care revolution.” Here’s Kim Henderson.