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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1991 | LISA MASCARO
Advanced Resource for Kids, a center that supports families raising foster children, will begin a volunteer drive Monday to recruit additional workers. The group hopes to double its current roster of volunteers--from 100 to 200--to help meet the growing demand for support services in the foster-care system. "We're really getting to the point where we're expanding beyond our volunteer level," said Michelle Kasson, a spokeswoman for the center that recently moved from Anaheim to Orange.
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OPINION
November 24, 2002
Many thanks to Judge Michael Nash for his eloquently written Nov. 20 commentary, "Kids in Search of Open Doors and Open Hearts." As a longtime volunteer in the foster-care system, I can attest to the lack of adequate foster homes as well as to the incredible resiliency of the children who, through no fault of their own, find themselves part of this system. There is no happier experience than participating in or attending adoption day. When I hear about international or private adoptions, though I know the families' hearts are in the right place, I feel sad for the children in L.A. County who end up being left behind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a time when budget cutbacks are crippling services for abused and neglected children, state officials have failed over the last three years to claim an estimated $156 million in federal money for foster care, according to a report to be released today by the state auditor general. A summary of the auditor's report, which focused primarily on foster care in Los Angeles County, was made public Tuesday by state Sen. Charles M. Calderon, who requested the examination 18 months ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1990 | JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A move is afoot in the Legislature to permit the state to step in and run the Los Angeles County foster care program, following reports that children are being physically and sexually mistreated. Acting on a letter from the state Department of Social Services charging the county with consistent failure to protect foster children from substandard conditions and abuse, Assembly and Senate subcommittees have adopted budget language to allow the state to assume jurisdiction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
An office building in Orange will be transformed into a mall of reality today as 50 teen-agers in foster care get a taste of what life will be like when they set out on their own. The unusual program will feature real-life bankers, grocers, furniture sales people and others who will staff mock businesses throughout the building. The teen-agers will spend the day visiting each office in an effort to understand what it takes to create households of their own.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1991 | LESLIE HERZOG
By the end of the century, the number of children in foster homes in Orange County will probably triple to an estimated 6,000, according to one of the county's largest foster-care services. "We're seeing more and more children coming from very dysfunctional families," said Gail Humphry, district director of Holy Family Services, Counseling and Adoption. "The ever-growing need for foster care is largely a result of child abuse, neglect and substance abuse.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 1989 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
Do we really care about our children? Tune in Sunday to KTLA's stunning dissection of the foster care crisis in Southern California before you answer. "What Are We Doing to Our Children?," hosted by Susan Dey ("L.A. Law") at 8 p.m. on Channel 5, offers a stunning indictment of a grossly unwieldy bureaucratic system that often victimizes victims, joining the abuse cycle. Viewers go with police officers in investigations of child abuse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Declaring that state and county officials are waging a "witch hunt" in their effort to identify children who may have been abused while in foster care, a San Fernando Valley foster mother is seeking a court order to prevent authorities from removing four children from her home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1987
A mother accused of abducting her 16-month-old boy from protective custody at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys remained in jail Monday, while doctors said the boy is healthy enough to be released from the hospital and will be placed with foster parents this week. The mother, Diana Allen, 30, was arrested on suspicion of child-stealing and was being held in lieu of $16,000 bail pending arraignment, Los Angeles police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1998
The agency that protects neglected and abused children in Los Angeles County delayed payments on behalf of 8,000 foster children in order to make its financial position appear better, the county's auditors have concluded. The finding by the county auditor-controller's office Friday confirms a report in The Times that checks totaling $4.6 million were delayed for as long as three weeks last summer because the Department of Children and Family Services anticipated a budget deficit.
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