Foster Care in Georgia is Full of Abuse

This article was released two months ago in Georgia- When is anyone going to wake up and follow up with an in depth investiation. All they are dong is paying lip service. When are they really going to dig and find out that children are stolen all the time by Georgia DFCS for money

Report: Foster Care System Riddled with Abuses
Updated: Monday, 19 Apr 2010, 11:36 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 19 Apr 2010, 11:36 AM EDT

ATLANTA – The state office that oversees Georgia’s foster care system consistently excuses serious and repeated rules violations that jeopardize children’s health and safety according to an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The newspaper’s review of more than 1,500 reports and investigations of the system found that fights, sexual assaults, abuse by foster parents, escapes and suicide attempts occur with regularity at many of Georgia’s 336 private foster care agencies.

The report published Sunday found that state oversight has not kept up with the growth in private care. And the penalties for violations sometimes amount to a slap on the wrist.

In one instance, state records show a private agency inappropriately placed a 17-year-old who had engaged in incest and an 8-year-old who was autistic and mute with a history of being abused at the same foster home.

The newspaper reported that the agency was ultimately punished with a $300 fine.

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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 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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