Foster Care: Invisible Children
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I have a powerful and raw discussion with Rob Scheer from the non-profit Comfort Cases about the foster care system, and what he calls its invisible children. There are about 500,000 children in the foster care system at any given time in the United States. The average age of a child in the foster care system is nine years old. The majority of these children spend years in the system, not knowing from week to week, month to month, where they will end up. We discuss how the lack of stability and lack of support provided to these children gives them few options for their futures, and they move from the foster care system, to the criminal justice system in many cases.