Monday, March 7, 2005

Business As Usual In The Fosterincarceration Corporation

Child Agency Botched Cases, D.C. Report Says

By Theola S. Labbe
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, March 4, 2005; Page B01

Children in the protective care and custody of the District's child welfare agency might be at risk of further harm because the agency is mishandling suspected cases of child maltreatment, according to a report released yesterday by the city's Office of the Inspector General.

Investigators found that the Child and Family Services Agency did not have complete reports on children who ran away from residential facilities, were abused or neglected, or faced other suspected maltreatment. In at least six cases, a child died and the agency lacked a full accounting of the cause of death.

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