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Prodigal Barrie CAS

February 15, 2008 permalink

Barrie CAS has overspent its budget and will get supplemental funding. Since there is no consumer demand for its services, the claims in the story are false.



CAS slated for extra funding

February 15, 2008

The Simcoe County Children's Aid Society will receive an extra $2.4 million to offset an increase in demand which includes a staggering jump in reported abuse and neglect cases.

The local CAS has experienced a 40 per cent rise in the number of abuse investigations during the past year.

Neglect cases were up 36 per cent.

The overall demand for service was up 30 per cent.

"We're seeing some serious concerns that many of our children are at risk of harm," said CAS spokeswoman Judi Shields. "It's quite troubling for all of us here."

Source: Barrie Examiner