I just spoke with a representative with the Department of Health snd Family Services, and Child Protective Services (CPS) is a part of this unit.
In regards to the increase in the numbers of children, they tell me that the 416 number was a rushed count, and they have counted again and now have 437. The new number comes because children were moved to differnet locations snd some have similar names. So the original count has been updated.
Note: this tells me not to be surprised if this number changes again. They are discovering some females at the coliseum may have not been forthcoming about their original age and now are being counted as minors.
So at the moment, 437 is the best count they have NOW.
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