• Youth in L.A. County’s Foster Center Recruited for Prostitution: Should be Closed Immediately

    Los Angeles County's foster care system should promptly shut down its last-resort facility for older youth with nowhere else to go and make significant new investments in the facility for younger youth, a special committee appointed by the Board of Supervisors has concluded. The committee's report was prompted by a Feb. 28 article in the Los Angeles Times that described an array of problems at the county's Youth Welcome Center, including the recruitment of foster children for prostitution and workers who said the operation was spiraling out of control.

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  • Youth in L.A. County’s Foster Center Recruited for Prostitution: Should be Closed Immediately

    Admin said: > Los Angeles County's foster care system should promptly shut down its last-resort facility for older youth with nowhere else to go and make significant new investments in the facility for younger youth, a special committee appointed by the Board of Supervisors has concluded. > > The committee's report was prompted by a Feb. 28 article in the Los Angeles Times that described an array of problems at the county's Youth Welcome Center, including the recruitment of foster children for prostitution and workers who said the operation was spiraling out of control. They created their own problems. Stop taking kids from the home and bed they already had in their biological families. You need to help mom dad, not punish them by taking their kids.