Foster Care Threatened for School Lunch Debt in Pennsylvania’s ‘Kids for Cash’ County
In a very local story that appropriately went viral, even prompting a comment from a sitting U.S. Senator, a Pennsylvania school district threatened to place children in foster care if their parents did not pay off their school lunch bills.
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Luzerne County, Penn., site of the infamous “Kids-for-Cash” juvenile court scandal, just put out a whole slate of Requests for Proposal for youth services and juvenile probation. A quick recap here for the uninitiated: the county’s head judge and head juvenile judge conspired to close a public juvenile detention center, steer county contracts to two private ones, and then made sure those centers stayed full of kids, even though some didn’t even break the law.