Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Financial Difficulties Strain California’s Foster Care System

In the summer of 2008, a 13-year-old boy from San Francisco emerged from a government van and scanned his new surroundings. Five handsome houses, a small school and an old gymnasium stood on 11 rural acres in the Central Valley that bordered an almond orchard.

Foster care residents at the Excell Center ranch, a group home for foster boys with histories of violence or mental disabilities. The center, in the Central Valley, houses 52 youths ages 10 to 18... read full story

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