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1,780 Foster Kids Went Missing in Missouri in Two-and-a-Half Years

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General reported that there were 1,780 instances of foster kids going missing in Missouri over a two-and-a-half year period. Across the country, there were 110,446 missing children episodes. Kids who go missing from foster care are at a higher risk of experiencing harm, substance use and trafficking, according to the report.
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1,780 Foster Kids Went Missing in Missouri in Two-and-a-Half Years

This story was originally published by the Missouri Independent. A report published Monday by a federal watchdog sheds new light on the scope of missing foster kids in Missouri, an issue that infuriated state lawmakers last year and led to accusations that Department of Social Services leadership was failing to take accountability.

1 month ago·St. Louis, United States
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