When Children Must Be Saved from Their Saviors
Back when cases involving missing children – many of them runaways from foster care – were making headlines in Washington, D.C., Marie Cohen rushed to try to shift responsibility from a failing foster care system.
The Other Missing Children: Those Fleeing Abusive and Neglectful Homes
Last week I wrote a column about the missing children who have run away from District of Columbia foster homes. Youth Services Insider estimated that foster youth account for about 10 percent of missing children reports and a larger fraction of the current pool of missing children in the District of Columbia.
The Foster Care Aspect of the D.C. Missing Girls Story
Youth Services Insider cannot recall a stranger narrative turn than the recent one involving missing children (particularly girls) in Washington, D.C. A public outcry began when, all of a sudden, reports of missing girls began to pop up on the social media feeds of the city’s police force.