Heroin's Youngest Victims

Heroin's Youngest Victims

Rise in heroin use results in shortage of foster families to care for children of users.
(WKYC)  Some of the youngest victims of heroin aren't getting high. Instead the drug is making them homeless.

"Heroin is the No. 1 reason that we've seen this increase in the number of children in custody," says Tim Taylor, Ohio's Geauga County Job and Family Services Executive Director.

Those cases are falling on the desk of Juvenile Court Probate Judge Tim Grendell. He says the most common user is often the mother.

"Our biggest problem here has been 20- to 38-year-old women who are using heroin and have children, younger children," he said.

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