Foster care numbers in Arkansas level off, official says

Rally focuses on curbing child abuse

Posted: April 20, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Donita Ross (from left), Marquisha Applewhite and other Children and Family Services Division workers from around the state participate in a rally at the Capitol on Wednesday in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The blue pinwheels symbolize child-abuse prevention.

Growth in the number of children in foster care has plateaued since hitting a record high last year, the director of the Division of Children and Family Services said Wednesday.

Blue pinwheels, which symbolize child abuse prevention, were featured at a rally Wednesday at the state Capitol. Attendees included Billy Hubbard, who...

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