The Los Angeles County supervisors met in executive session to decide the fate of one of its private contractors who provide services to foster children in the County. Teens Happy Homes, who has worked with the County for decades, has been accused of lax placement requirements that could have led to children being abused and potentially fraudulent financial practices.
The executive session did not result in the outright cancellation of the County’s contract, however the Los Angeles Times is reporting that the department of Children and Family Services was instructed to come up with options that would correct problems with the delivery of services.
Teens’ finances were audited last in 2003 and is currently being audited, but the full report won’t be available for months. However, the Auditor’s office did admit to finding preliminary evidence of fiduciary wrongdoing.
Read the full article at the Los Angeles Times.