Ark. Official Retires After Foster-Care Criticism

October 6, 2008 3:34 PM ET

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The head of the state's Division of Children and Family Services is retiring as state officials face scrutiny over the foster care system. Pat Page, head of the division within the Department of Human Services, announced her retirement in an e-mail to staff and lawmakers Monday morning. Page's last day at the division is today and her effective retirement date is November 14th.
Page's retirement comes as the state faces criticism over the deaths of 4 children in foster care this year. Lawmakers also recently grilled DHS over its handling of foster care abuse cases.

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