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Despicable Her: CEO's Huge Raise While Agency Fails.

By joshuaallen, published on Jul 31, 2013

The Business of Child Abuse

Dr. Cecilla Jefferson, the founder and executive director of Fred Jefferson Memorial Home for Boys, received almost a 58% pay raise from the years 2009 to 2010.

The inordinate pay raise took place despite large operating losses, huge tax liabilities and negative net assets. The most recent county audit suggests the agency may not have a way to pay back their debts.

The executive directors salary increased from $126,000 to $199,215 in 2010. An increase of over 58%. Cecilia Jefferson’s salary in 2011, is listed as $180,284.

Yet, during... (more)

Tags: foster care, greed, jefferson memorial homes

Hey, wait, we have a new complaint: Trinity Youth Services

By joshuaallen, published on Jun 19, 2013

Hey, wait, we have a new complaint: Trinity Youth Services

The Business of Child Abuse

By Joshua Allen

Trinity Youth Services, is the latest agency to fall into disgrace. In the latest fiscal review, Auditor-Controller Wendy Watanabe noted, “…significant issues," and ominously, recommended a reevaluation of the need for the county to, “…continue doing business with Trinity.”

The Controllers report can be found here. here.

A summary of the fiscal audit noted almost $500,000 in unallowable costs. The break down includes, credit card and loan interest charges,... (more)

Tags: foster care, trinity youth services, incompetent oversite

Teens R Us - Foster Children for Sale

By joshuaallen, published on Jun 4, 2013

Teens R Us - Foster Children for Sale

The Business of Child Abuse

By Joshua Allen

For the second time in as many weeks, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will attempt to close Teens Happy Homes.

The vote had been originally scheduled for the previous week. However supervisor Ridley Thomas tabled the vote, and had a closed-door session, apparently discussing legal ramifications should the Board of Supervisors close the agency.

Such a concern is not without merit. Teens has learned a lot over the years. There is George Gutierrez, who is the management... (more)

Tags: corruption, child abuse, teens happy homes

Secretly recorded audio of Teens Happy Homes board meeting.

By joshuaallen, published on May 11, 2013

Secretly Recorded Audio Files of Teens Happy Homes Board Meeting

These audio files make fascinating listening. Anyone interested in the machinations of what goes on at these board meetings, are in for a treat. The recordings are also pathetic, especially when not once, does there appear to be much concern about the welfare, of the foster children the agency is entrusted with.

The source of the audio, Askari Moyenda, turned over the recording to the LA Times, which put the links up on their site. Special admiration for Times reporter Garett Therolf, who has done excellent reporting... (more)

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Teens Happy Homes: Contract Discussed behind closed Doors:

By joshuaallen, published on May 2, 2013

Teens Happy Homes: Contract discussed behind closed doors: Which Agency is Next?

The Business of Child Abuse:

By Joshua Allen

We have been writing about Teens Happy Homes, and other agencies of concern for over 3 years. For 3 years we warned the county, and anyone else who would listen, that the system of audits in place are inadequate, and so weak, as to encourage malfeasance. Children’s welfare suffers when there is malfeasance. How can it be otherwise?

Foster Care Agencies have a Board of Directors. This Board is supposed to be supervising, and monitoring,... (more)

Tags: corruption, foster care, teens happy homes

Teens Happy Homes: The Not so Mighty are Falling

By joshuaallen, published on Apr 29, 2013

Teens Happy Homes: The Not so Mighty are Falling:

The Business of Child Abuse

By Joshua Allen

Big trouble for Teens Happy Homes. That’s the gist of the article by Times reporter Garett Therolf. You can find the article here Here:

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ln-teens-happy-homes-20130426-dto,0,5525799.htmlstory

We once again learn what we already knew:

Teens, is not the sort of place best suited to helping abused and neglected children.Sadly, the same cast of characters shows up time, and time again, at these places. Their names are no... (more)

Tags: corruption, foster care, dcfs, teens happy homes

Big Government Foster Care: If I Wanted Foster Care to Fail

By joshuaallen, published on Sep 28, 2012

Big Government Foster Care: If I Wanted Foster Care to Fail.

The Politics of Child AbuseBy Joshua Allen

I saw a viral video awhile back. The video has several million hits by now. You can see the video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vcWe were inspired a bit, and borrowed the format to our focus on Child Abuse and Foster Care issues. So with credit and due appropriately proffered, here is our take.

If I Wanted Foster Care to Fail:

I would create an “Academy,” where new County Social Worker (CSW) applicants train, before working with abused and neglected... (more)

Tags: corruption, foster care, child abuse

Dear Judge, This Time I'll Do It Right! I Promise.

By joshuaallen, published on Jun 16, 2012

Dear Judge: This Time I'll do it right!

The Business of Child Abuse

By Joshua Allen

Dear Judge,

Hey I know it wasn’t your fault for taking my kids away. That damn social worker lady what’s her name - she’s the real criminal.

What’s a little tweaking anyways? I'm a good parent, the kids love me don’t they? They tell me all the time. Just ask them.

And that first judge!

Who's that SOB to tell me that I need to be drug tested? The hell with dirty tests! It’s the damn system that destroyed my family. That judge is paid a big hunk of money... (more)

Tags: foster care, child abuse, tweaking, children's court

When a Foster Child Dies: Rules for Radicals

By joshuaallen, published on Jun 8, 2012

When a Foster Child Dies: Rules for Radicals

The Business of Child Abuse

By Joshua Allen

When a Foster Child Dies, The Scientific term “Butt Covering,” comes into full play. The needs of the family of the victim move down to last on the list.

The list begins with a plethora of lawyers, agency officials, bureaucrats, doctors, social workers, psychologists, intern therapists, supervisors, government hacks, crappy news media, social work investigators, deputy administrators, chief administrators, peon dcfs social workers, teachers, foster parents and finally the birth... (more)

Tags: death, foster care, child abuse

Murder of USC Grad Student Linked to Teen in Foster Care

By joshuaallen, published on May 24, 2012

Murder of USC Grad Student Linked to Teen in Foster Care

Foster Teen Arrested in home owned by a social worker who was an employee of Teens Happy Homes according to the LA Times.

The Business of Child Abuse

By Joshua Allen

Teens Happy Homes was recently mentioned in the news http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-usc-killings-20120523,0,3433137.story One of the alleged perpetrators of the murder of two Chinese graduate students at USC was found to be living in a Teens Happy Home foster home in Palmdale. The alleged perpetrator Javier Bolden was arrested at a... (more)

Tags: foster care, child abuse, murder, usc, teens happy homes

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