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Resource ID: #18488
Subject: Group Homes
Source: Register (Des Moines, Iowa)
Date: 17-Jun


The Des Moines Register investigates the tragic death of Reggie Kelsey, an ex-foster-care teenager who lost the state support services as soon as he turned 18. Kelsey had problems adjusting to independence, and the Iowa Department of Human Services failed to address his specific needs, the story reveals. The article summarizes the pitfalls of the foster-care system in Iowa, and sheds light on the state intention to put in use additional money to help the transition of 'aged-out' children.

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