Byline: Troy Anderson Staff Writer
Up to half of Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz’), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County’s foster children were needlessly placed in a system that is often more dangerous than their own homes because of financial incentives in state and federal laws, a two-year Daily News investigation has found.
The county receives nearly $30,000 a year from federal and state governments for each child placed in the system – money that goes to pay the stipends of foster parents, but also wages, benefits and overhead costs overhead costs
see fixed costs. for child-welfare workers and executives. For some special-needs children, the county receives up to $150,000 annually.
“Called the ‘perverse incentive factor,’ states and counties earn more revenues by having more children in the system – whether it is opening a case to investigate a report of child abuse and neglect or placing a child in foster care,” wrote the authors of a recent report by the state Department of Social Services social services
welfare services provided by local authorities or a state agency for people with particular social needs
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