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 At this point eight licenses have been revoked or suspended, and an additional 36 orders have been issued barring individuals from facilities.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.”