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Florida child welfare providers do more with less, but how much less?

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For the community-based care providers that perform the lion’s share of child welfare services in Florida, the proposed 2017 budget is a disappointment. A press release that accompanied the Jan. 31 release of Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s “Fighting for Florida’s future” budget proposal touts “a  record $632 million to provide core services to children who depend on Florida’s child welfare system.” “Governor Scott and the Legislature have been exceptionally supportive of the child welfare system and [the Department of Children…

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