The governor ordered a review of Montgomery County Children Services, and his office said afterward he was disappointed by its findings.
“As a United States Senator, (DeWine) included language in (federal law) that emphasized the importance of a child’s safety in all child welfare decisions. Unfortunately, that was not always the case in Montgomery County,” the office said in a statement.
The governor’s office declined comment prior to today’s meeting.
Timeline of Dayton Daily News coverage of children services controversy
Melania Trump has talked about the nation’s foster care system.
“#BeBest is committed to supporting & advocating for our nation’s child welfare system. Today, I joined @POTUS for the signing of an Executive Order that will provide critical improvements to help protect the well-being & outcomes for children in foster care,” she said in a tweet last week.
The executive order signed by President Donald Trump calls for an outline of reasonable best practices and standards for risk and safety assessments, including how to address domestic violence and substance abuse.