In Episode 3 of Inside Story, our video collection for individuals in prisons and jails, we take a look at how foster care companies use federal funds supposed for a few of our nation’s most susceptible youngsters.
Host Lawrence Bartley speaks with Malerie Shockley, who spent years within the Alaska foster care system and found by probability that the state was amassing advantages owed to her — cash that might have helped her pay for protected housing and different necessities. Bartley additionally hears from Marshall Venture Managing Editor Geraldine Sealey, who explains how state companies comb via their recordsdata to seek out youngsters who’re eligible for these advantages. And Professor Daniel Hatcher from the College of Baltimore Regulation College discusses how youngsters aren’t being notified when their funds are taken and describes laws supposed to guard them.
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