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July 1, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County's child welfare agency moved Wednesday to sever its relationship with a private foster care operation in whose care two children have died over the past three months. As a so-called foster family agency, Grace Home for Waiting Children got its funding by receiving children from the county Department of Children and Family Services and placing them in individual foster homes. Grace Home certifies those homes as safe and is supposed to monitor them.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2000 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A politically connected foster care agency under whose care two children died within three months last year spent nearly $500,000 in public funds inappropriately, including making payments to a finance company for the car of its executive director, a former county official, according to an audit released Tuesday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2000 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A politically connected foster care agency under whose care two children died within three months last year spent nearly $500,000 in public funds inappropriately, including making payments to a finance company for the car of its executive director, a former county official, according to an audit released Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County's child welfare agency moved Wednesday to sever its relationship with a private foster care operation in whose care two children have died over the past three months. As a so-called foster family agency, Grace Home for Waiting Children got its funding by receiving children from the county Department of Children and Family Services and placing them in individual foster homes. Grace Home certifies those homes as safe and is supposed to monitor them.
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January 17, 1993 | ERIN J. AUBRY
The scene is a typical one in hospitals: An infant swathed in white blankets cries lustily as it is handed over to an eager parent. But this is not a hospital; it's a small, wood-paneled office on Crenshaw Boulevard that houses the Grace Home for Waiting Children, a foster family placement agency. And 3-month-old Justin, like many of the home's charges, has health complications because his mother used crack cocaine during her pregnancy.
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June 25, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The private agency overseeing the foster mother who allegedly beat 2-year-old Gilbreania Wallace to death earlier this month has had another foster child die while in its care, and a third was shaken so hard he remains "in a vegetative state." All three cases occurred within the past 10 months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1999
Los Angeles County child welfare officials last week severed their ties to the foster care group known as Grace Home for Waiting Children after the deaths of two children in the last three months. That was the only possible decision, despite the protests of Grace Home's executive director, Saundra Turner-Settle. She argued, "We've provided all the mandated supervision we were required [to]--in fact, excess supervision."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new chief deputy of the county's child welfare agency on Friday pledged a complete review of the placement of children with foster family agencies after the death earlier this month of a child whose care was overseen by one of those organizations. Walt Kelly, who began his assignment as the Department of Children and Family Services' interim chief deputy last week, said in an interview that the review would cover the way children are placed through the county's foster care system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1999 | SHAWN HUBLER
May 17, 1997. "Evadne W." Child's arm was broken in two places. . . . Of course, had anyone known, well, it goes without saying, we'd have done anything to save that foster baby, Gilbreania. The children are our priority, our future. But you know children. Especially children like--sorry, what was this one's name again? Right. Gilbreania Wallace. Heavens, they run together, don't they, these stories about kids dying in foster care?
NEWS
June 25, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The private agency overseeing the foster mother who allegedly beat 2-year-old Gilbreania Wallace to death earlier this month has had another foster child die while in its care, and a third was shaken so hard he remains "in a vegetative state." All three cases occurred within the past 10 months.
NEWS
January 17, 1993 | ERIN J. AUBRY
The scene is a typical one in hospitals: An infant swathed in white blankets cries lustily as it is handed over to an eager parent. But this is not a hospital; it's a small, wood-paneled office on Crenshaw Boulevard that houses the Grace Home for Waiting Children, a foster family placement agency. And 3-month-old Justin, like many of the home's charges, has health complications because his mother used crack cocaine during her pregnancy.
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