Concern over budget for Roque Gerald’s CFSA: Alot of Planning and Not alot of Doing


The budget plan Gray (D) released last month,  for the Child and Family Services Agency would stay largely the same, about $265 million in local and federal money. But  eliminates nearly $6 million in programs and contracts, including $635,000 for community groups that help at-risk families and a $2.5 million program that provides mental health services to badly traumatized children.

A new report  found that the agency is having ongoing troubles with its data reporting and in moving ambitious reform proposals into reality.

Judith Sandalow, executive director of the Children’s Law Center, which represents children in the welfare system pointed out  “That is the hallmark of CFSA,” “There’s a lot of planning, not a lot of doing.”

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