1,000 Sex Offender’s Homes in California Match Addresses For Children in Foster Care

This is beyond unacceptable. This borders on criminal negligence.

“A new audit of the California foster care system has revealed that over 1,000 foster home addresses match those of registered sex offenders, according to the Los Angeles Times.

It seems that child welfare official failed to compare the addresses even after they were told to do so in 2008. According to the Sacramento Bee, about 600 of the highlighted offenders were considered high risk.

The matching addresses involved both foster care facilities and homes, according to the Sacramento Bee. At this point eight licenses have been revoked or suspended, and an additional 36 orders have been issued barring individuals from facilities.

According to the Fresno Bee, the investigation was spurred by the killing of a young boy in the foster care system.

UPDATE: The L.A. Times has since clarified that the matching addresses included more than just foster care homes and group facilities, but other state-run facilities as well.”



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3 Responses to 1,000 Sex Offender’s Homes in California Match Addresses For Children in Foster Care

  1. This is CRAZY! My son is a survivor of childhood sexual assault, at the hands of those who were supposed to care for him in the foster care system. This hit us HARD!

  2. Stacy says:

    little nel….. if this was FB I would totally LIKE your post.

  3. little nel says:

    Welcome to the world of government monitoring of sex offenders. That’s why Jaycee Dugard was not found sooner, even after the neighbors reported seeing her and her daughters to the police.

    They don’t want to embarrass the sex offender by warning possible victims of the nature of the offender’s crimes. It’s too harsh a punishment.

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