Post Dean Praetorius
First Posted: 10/27/11 04:46 PM ET Updated: 10/27/11 07:17 PM ET
A new audit of the California foster care system has revealed that over 1,000 foster home addresses match those of registered sex offenders, according to the Los Angeles Times.
It seems that child welfare official failed to compare the addresses even after they were told to do so in 2008. According to the Sacramento Bee, about 600 of the highlighted offenders were considered high risk.
The matching addresses involved both foster care facilities and homes, according to the Sacramento Bee. At this point eight licenses have been revoked or suspended, and an additional 36 orders have been issued barring individuals from facilities.
According to the Fresno Bee, the investigation was spurred by the killing of a young boy in the foster care system. FULL STORY
I left a nice comment there (subject to moderation)-
This story is the mere tip of the iceberg. We are continually mystified why the PROBLEM with CPS and foster care doesn't ignite into a firestorm of angry citizens. Citizens should be "Pitchforks and Torches" mad about it.
"As many as 75 percent of all children in foster care, upon leaving the system, will have experienced sexual abuse. One study by Johns Hopkins University found that the rate of sexual abuse within the foster-care system is more than four times as high as in the general population; in group homes, the rate of sexual abuse is more than 28 times that of the general population." --Sexual Abuse: An Epidemic in Foster Care Settings? -By Orlow, Orlow & Orlow July 17, 2009
Leonard Henderson, co-founder
American Family Rights
"Until Every Child Comes Home"©
"The Voice of America's Families"©