Child protection agency misses hundreds of payments due to computer glitches

Even in the best case scenario, it takes up to three months to start getting extended foster care payments for our youths - and this is after someone has stepped up and helped them get enrolled in school and cosigned for an apartment. This gap between aging out of traditional care and continued support from the system means that more than half of foster youths end up homeless or incarcerated once they age out of care. Donate now to help these at risk youth in their time of transition. All donations are tax-deductible.

From Los Angeles Times:

"Glitches in a new computer system at Los Angeles County’s child protection agency have caused hundreds of missed payments to foster care parents, group home managers and others receiving public assistance, according to county officials.

Those living paycheck to paycheck found themselves in dire straits. One young woman said she was kicked out of her apartment. Another had to wait in food lines to find something to eat. A group home manager said she had to borrow thousands of dollars from friends to make payroll."

Read the rest of this article here: L.A. Times

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