Wyoming, Tribe to Work on Child Protection Funding Issues
Wyoming and Northern Arapaho officials plan to assess a child protective services program that the tribe says is underfunded.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports the Northern Arapaho program is managed by the tribe and funded with help from the state.
Gov. Mark Gordon and tribal leaders have agreed to form a panel to examine funding levels and possible improvements.
The two-year, $4.3 million contract pays for social workers, foster families, counseling and other services.
The contract expires at the end of June.
Northern Arapaho Business Council Chairman Lee Spoonhunter says the program's goal will still be to protect children and reunite them with their parents.