Budget cuts threated teen group homes in – Gaston Gazette

New regulations cut millions of dollars from Level 3 and 4 group homes, tightened placement criteria and shortened the length of time a teen could spend in such a facility.

In August 2009, 150 children were in Level 3 treatment in Gaston County.

Now, 50 Gaston teens are in Level 3 group homes.

Five group homes in Gaston County have closed since August.

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