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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:03 PM
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Sex offenders found at 39 California foster homes
Source: SF Chronicle

Lax state oversight has resulted in sex offenders living, working or being present in at least 39 California homes where foster children are also authorized to live, including several in the Bay Area, a state audit released Thursday concluded.

The audit compared the addresses of registered sex offenders with the addresses of licensed facilities and homes where foster children were placed, and found more than 1,000 instances where the addresses matched. When state and county officials investigated those addresses, they found 39 instances where sex offenders were affiliated with the foster facilities - including several in Mountain View and one in Vallejo.

According the audit, those affiliations included a sex offender owning a foster property, a sex offender's spouse running a facility and a sex offender picking up mail at a foster facility. It also included eight cases where registered sex offenders were "associated" with foster homes where no children were actually living at the time.

The audit faulted failures in the state Department of Social Services' oversight, including the lack of an automated system to compare sex offender's addresses with foster homes.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/1...
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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:55 PM
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1. If the kids aren't abused
They might grow up with the courage to stand up for themselves and each other. Like they are doing now.
Violence is what keeps an authoritarian culture of hierarchies and greed alive.
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Mojeoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 01:06 PM
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3. This is what happens when overworked, underpaid people
are given this important and precious responsibility. Not one city council member in any city or town, should make more money than people involved in protecting children.
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