Foster care advocates cite training, funding as top priorities

Sep 23, 2015

Yesterday, the public policy organization Michigan’s Children held a forum called “Raising the Voices of Caregivers from the Foster Care System” to discuss how to improve the system. Current State speaks with Michele Corey, vice president of programs at Michigan’s Children, and state Rep. Jim Runestad.


There are more than 13,000 children and caregivers in Michigan’s foster care system. Yesterday, the public policy organization Michigan’s Children held a forum called “Raising the Voices of Caregivers from the Foster Care System” at the state capitol. Parents, lawmakers and others got together to work on improving the system. Our next guests were there and will help us learn about the challenges being faced by the state in the months and years to come.

Current State guest host Sue Carter speaks with Michele Corey, vice president of programs with Michigan’s Children, and Rep. Jim Runestad (R-White Lake).