Monday, February 13, 2006

When Grown-Ups Fail

Noam N. Levey of the Los Angeles Times gives a devastating critique of foster care procedures in "A Child's Death Reveals a System's Tragic Flaw." Levey shows how the system failed 2-year-old Sarah Chavez, who was returned to her aunt and uncle despite warnings from her foster parents that the little girl may have been abused by the family members. The aunt and uncle now stand accused of beating Sarah to death. In addition to the sad facts, Levey uses a compelling narrative to pull us through this gut-wrenching story that describes how so many adults failed to protect Sarah.,0,7728594.story?page=1&track=tothtml


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