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12/01/06-Tyler

Judge Clark Holds A Foster Care Summit

An East Texas Judge is working to revamp the foster care system. At a summit, Smith County Judge Carole Clark discussed a new plan for the system. One thing she wants to end is the state's placement of local abused and neglected children in homes outside the county.

"What we could offer to CPS is a model for foster care and taking care of foster kids.  By that I mean right now, we have a model that is controlled by Austin and trickles down. We are looking for a model that would start at the local level and go up," says Judge Clark.

Judge Clark hopes to take a plan to Austin sometime next month.

Karolyn Davis, reporting.  kdavis@kltv.com

   

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