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Florida fully privatizes child welfare

[JURIST] Florida became the first state in the nation to fully privatize its child welfare program [DCF website] after signing a $75 million contract Friday, transferring management of the last 2 remaining counties under governmental oversight. The agreement with Our Kids allows the private organization to manage all foster care, adoption and child welfare licensing operations in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. This contract is the twenty-third community-based care [program description] agreement signed in Florida as part of Governor Jeb Bush's plan to improve the state's troubled welfare system. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has more.

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