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As Florida Handles Child and Foster Care Woes, New York State-Run Homes Face Abuse and Impunity

March 13th, 2011   No Comments   Abuse

A New York Times investigative series has revealed that “nearly 40 years after New York emptied its scandal-ridden warehouses for the developmentally disabled, the far-flung network of small group homes that replaced them operates with scant oversight and few consequences for employees who abuse the vulnerable population.”

Florida is not the only state with issues related to providing care to foster, state-managed and other vulnerable citizens. The paper’s investigation discovered “widespread problems in the more than 2,000 state-run homes. In hundreds of cases reviewed by The Times, employees who sexually abused, beat or taunted residents were rarely fired, even after repeated offenses, and in many cases, were simply transferred to other group homes run by the state.”

Read the entire story here.

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