COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Attorney General's office is kicking in a combined million dollars in grant money for foster care in ten Ohio counties hardest hit by opioid addiction.
Caring for children of addicted parents has become a crisis of its own in counties hard-hit by opioid addiction problems. Attorney General Mike DeWine says the foster care system is overwhelmed by displaced children who are made victims of the opiate epidemic through not fault of their own.
"They sleep in conference rooms and offices at child welfare agencies when there's no place to go," Dewine says.
He adds that he's also using the bully pulpit of his office to urge qualified people to become foster parents.