Foster Care System

House Members Advance Foster Care Parent Information System

Foster parents and kinship caregivers will have access to a new information portal if a House bill becomes law.

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Senate Passes Bill To Increase Foster Care Accountability

The Senate passed a bill that adds accountability and transparency to state run foster facilities. Senate Bill 474 creates a new incident review team to review an incident or death of a child under the care of the Department of Human Services (DHS).

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Foster Children With Disabilities In W.Va. Have Fewer Placement Options

According to the DHHR’s Child Welfare Dashboard, more than 430 children who are in the state’s foster care system are currently in out-of-state care, although living arrangements may change over the course of the time a child is in the system.

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Tiny House Village To Provide Homes For Foster And At-Risk Youth

Foster kids often don't have anywhere to go when they turn 18. New Vision Village in Barbour County aims to fill that void through housing and work opportunities for disconnected young adults and at-risk youth. 

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