"The goal is to reunify with families, if that's appropriate — to establish that ongoing support system and to also work with their families," Ms. Donald said. "The families suffer when the kids are missing."
Washington, D.C., increases efforts to help missing, exploited children →
About three-quarters of the city's foster children come from east of the river, with 56 percent of foster children are in Ward 8 and about 20 percent are in Ward 7, she said.
D.C. child population grows, shifts to neighborhoods of young professionals →