Just take a look at some of these figures and it's easy to see why CPS is scooping up kids faster than they can take care of them. Then again, with these kind of dollars the State's/Counties should be turning out highly degreed professionals.
Federal funding budget for 2011 for California. Almost 7 billion to the department of Social Services. Money that would be partially lost should CPS actually have to follow the law and just remove children when they are in imminent danger. Which would also lighten their caseload and actually allow them to care for the children that need it.