Criminal records an unfortunate reality for many in Colorado foster care

HandcuffsThere is something wrong with a system that ends with more of those in its care becoming incarcerated than graduating high school, but that’s the unfortunate reality for foster children within the Colorado state system. A recent PBS analysis of children within state and foster care found that while only 28.7% of the demographic would graduate high school, a staggering 38% would find themselves incarcerated by the age of 19. In short, they’re more likely to have a criminal record than a high school diploma. [Continue reading]