Improving the foster care system

Alaska’s foster care system has problems. Caseworkers don’t stick around for long. It can take years for young people to find permanent homes or be reunited with their families. But new legislation could provide solutions that will help everyone involved with the system.

This program is part of Alaska Public Media’s Solutions Desk. You can find more stories about foster care here.

HOST: Anne Hillman


  • Rep. Les Gara – sponsor of HB 151
  • Amanda Metivier – Facing Foster Care in Alaska
  • Sarah Redmond – Facing Foster Care in Alaska
  • Christy Lawton – Director of the Office of Children’s Services
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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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After being told innumerable times that maybe she asked too many questions, Anne Hillman decided to pursue a career in journalism. She's reported from around Alaska since 2007 and briefly worked as a community radio journalism trainer in rural South Sudan.
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