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County Commission Approves Child Care Fund Budget
Wednesday Oct 03, 2018 1:26pm
Centreville, MI

By: Mike Stiles

Tom Robertson (back left) Judge David Tomlinson (back right) and Charles Rose speak to the County Commission (photo courtesy of Mike Stiles/WBET News)

(CENTREVILLE) – A budget to help children in the foster care system has been approved at the local level.

During Tuesday's meeting, the St. Joseph County Commission was presented with and unanimously approved the fiscal year 2019 child care fund annual plan and budget. It was brought to the Commission by the Probate Court, the Juvenile Court and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Probate Court Judge David Tomlinson explains why the budget is brought to the Commissioners. ...... {LISTEN}.

The 2019 budget is asking for $1.46 million, which is a slight increase from the $1.42 million requested in the 2018 budget. Charles Rose, Director of the St. Joseph County Department Of Health And Human Services shares why the increase is being asked for. ...... {LISTEN}.

Rose says they always look to place children locally to meet the needs of the kids, plus to keep the costs down.

The budget will now be sent to the State for their review.
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