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The data system collects information about where the alleged maltreatment occurred. The numbers in the accompanying
chart are based on incidents. Many children were victims of more than one type of maltreatment and were counted
multiple times in each location. For example, a child may have been both neglected and sexually abused in the family
home. This child is counted twice at that location.
Location Type of Maltreatment Incidents
Victim’s Home 26,134 3,117 1 ,041 603 104 30,999
Other Private Home 1,077 228 278 21 9 1,613
Center Based Daycare 42 23 1 1 0 67
Family Based Daycare 27 10 6 0 0 43
Residential Foster Care Home 17 6 3 4 0 29
Group Home Foster Care 70 4 6 0 0 80
Family Foster Home-DFCS 106 17 14 14 0 151
Family Foster Home-Non DFCS 59 13 4 11 0 87

* ‘Other’ may include such locations as a park, shopping mall, automobile, place of business, etc.
In 2007, there were 347 substantiated incidents of maltreatment to foster children in a foster home location. In 266 of
the 347 incidents, the perpetrator was a foster parent or residential/group home staff member. The four types of foster
care recorded in the data system are residential facilities, group home facilities, family foster care homes – DFCS and
family foster homes – Non DFCS.
The conclusion is that if a child was sexually abused in his own home and then put into foster care- he was sexually abused again. The question is why was this allowed to happen? DFCS can’t even monitor their foster homes. This is a crime for which they have to be held accountable.

About yvonnemason

Background:  The eldest of five children, Yvonne was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in East Point, Georgia, she moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she currently makes her home.  Licensed bounty hunter for the state of Georgia. Education:  After a 34 year absence, returned to college in 2004. Graduated with honors in Criminal Justice with an Associate’s degree from Lanier Technical College in 2006. Awards:  Nominated for the prestigious GOAL award in 2005 which encompasses all of the technical colleges. This award is based not only on excellence in academics but also leadership, positive attitude and the willingness to excel in one’s major. Affiliations:  Beta Sigma Phi Sorority  Member of The Florida Writer’s Association – Group Leader for St Lucie County The Dream:  Since learning to write at the age of five, Yvonne has wanted to be an author. She wrote her first novel Stan’s Story beginning in 1974 and completed it in 2006. Publication seemed impossible as rejections grew to 10 years. Determined, she continued adding to the story until her dream came true in 2006. The Inspiration:  Yvonne’s brother Stan has been her inspiration and hero in every facet of her life. He was stricken with Encephalitis at the tender age of nine months. He has defied every roadblock placed in his way and has been the driving force in every one of her accomplishments. He is the one who taught her never to give up The Author: Yvonne is currently the author of several novels, including:  Stan’s Story- the true story of her brother’s accomplishments, it has been compared to the style of Capote, and is currently being rewritten with new information for re-release.  Tangled Minds - a riveting story about a young girl’s bad decision and how it taints everyone’s life around her yet still manages to show that hope is always possible. This novel has been compared to the writing of Steinbeck and is currently being written as a screenplay. This novel will be re-released by Kerlak Publishing in 2009  Brilliant Insanity – released by Kerlak Publishing October 2008  Silent Scream – Released by Lulu.com October 2008- Slated to be made into a movie Yvonne’s Philosophy in Life - “Pay it Forward”: “In this life we all have been helped by others to attain our dreams and goals. We cannot pay it back but what we can do is ‘pay it forward’. It is a simple
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