There are ten states that place foster children in juvenile detention centers because there are not safe foster homes or other adequate facilities for them. What’s it like being placed in a jail like setting just because you came from a toxic birth home?
Montana is not the only state to shut down a licensed child care facility for foster children. Every state has the problem. The Great Falls Tribune news in Montana today of “egregarious, chronic and persistent child abuse and neglect by this licensed child care facility is just the tip of the iceberg. Anyone from Montana reading this should contact their State Representative and complain that the DHS hearings should NOT be kept confidential and closed to the public.