Care System Corrupted by Profits
while 660 children die within it, in one county (LA) in two years!
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Los Angeles Daily News
foster care system corrupted by profits
December 10, 2003 -
A judge's call
this week for a review of foster care cases in Los Angeles
be the just the opening move in a long-overdue overhaul of
a truly messed-up
came after the Daily News reported that as many as half of the
from their families by the Department of Children and Family
placed in foster-care conditions that were often worse or more
than home and that more than 660 kids had died while in county
This is a tragedy,
and it's compounded by the fact that the county and
actually get large amounts of federal money by taking kids
their families and placing them in foster care.
should be the measure of last resort, used only in severe cases
to the ultimate
benefit of the child. But it now seems clear that the system
corrupted and in need of a top-to-bottom investigation to root
out the Dickens-like
culture that profits on the suffering of little children.
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How does Utah's
foster care system rate?
I understand, the "perverse incentive"
is a boon
to all states...
Would be nice
if Utah would lead out and hit the
prescribing of mind-altering drugs as hard as this...