New story at Arkansas Times:

Twenty-two percent of Arkansas children who were placed in foster care in 2015 and early 2016 should have potentially been left with their families, representing a nearly 30 percent increase — amounting to at least 300 additional children — in “questionable removals” by the state’s child protection authorities, according to a consultant of the Arkansas Department of Human Services. That’s one of the findings in an unreleased, internal report prepared for DHS’s Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and obtained by the Arkansas Timesthrough a Freedom of Information Act request.

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