ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Under court order to improve conditions for foster children in two metro Atlanta counties, Georgia officials have used resources from the rest of the state to help them.

The result is a shift of money and manpower that has created a system which gives children in Fulton and DeKalb counties more benefits and attention than kids in the other 157 counties.

Department of Human Services Commissioner Clyde Reese, who is the state’s top social services official, acknowledged some inequity.

He said the agency has little choice in light of the 2005 court decision, which demands strict caseload limits and other protections for foster children in Fulton and DeKalb counties.


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