State officials have given the Spirit Lake Tribe until the end of March to correct deficiencies found in its administration of 36 foster children whose care is paid for by a program under an agreement with the Department of Human Services. Case plans for the children either didn’t exist, were incomplete or not up to date, a state review in January found.
Texas authorities said today they removed 11 children from a crowded home where a registered sex offender lives after they found eight confined in a small, dark bedroom with restraints tying some to their beds.
Michael Graczyk and Nomaan Merchant
, February 21, 2012
Group and adult foster care homes and other options allow people with intellectual disabilities to live within a community, holding jobs and contributing as citizens. But it took a class-action lawsuit more than 30 years later to force the state of North Dakota to make changes before things got better. One researcher's findings prompted the lawsuit that started it all.
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