Opioid Epidemic Contributing To Foster Care Crisis


Opioid epidemic contributing to foster care crisis

Leaders say the solution begins at the top. (Photo source: WLOX)

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) –
Lawmakers at the 71st annual Southern Legislative Conference spent part of the day discussing the foster care crisis in the United States.
The director of the Children’s Law Center at the University of South Carolina School of Law spoke to legislators about the programs that have been put in place in her state to help alleviate the problem.
“We are seeing rising numbers of children in foster care across the country because of the opioid crisis and epidemic,” said Michelle Dhunjishah. “That, I believe, is …

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