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Kansas Sheriff’s Deputies Driving Hours to Find Kids a Place to Sleep

Deputies from the 19-person Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office have to drive children 150 miles away to Andover, the closest place available with any room. (File Photo: Kansas News Service)

The child welfare agency in Kansas is overwhelmed. It loses track of foster children and sometimes kids sleep in state offices when no immediate placement can be found for them. Sam Zeff, of the Kansas News Service, has discovered that the overload is also a burden for local law enforcement.


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