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How California is preparing for foster care 'treatment centers'




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Under a new law that takes effect in California on Jan. 1, the state will begin to replace privately run group homes for foster children with what social services is calling "treatment centers." Kids will stay at these centers for no longer than six months.

Karen De Sa of the San Jose Mercury News joins the show to tell more about how the state is preparing to meet this new goal.