Is this family police agency leader really bragging about misleading the public?
NCCPR Child Welfare Blog
NOVEMBER 26, 2023
Perhaps if we all say it often enough we can stop family police agencies from misleading us about this. Last week, Virginia’s Director of Social Services, Danny Avula, gave a presentation to the state Commission on Youth. According to Virginia Public Media : Avula noted Virginia’s rate of placement with relatives is less than half of the national average — a statistic he said is skewed by the fact that local social services departments in the state prioritize informal placements with relatives b