Proposed New Bill Would Double Federal Funding for Foster Care – More Opportunities for Child Sex Trafficking?

Massachusetts Human Trafficking

Abduction, kidnapping, child, woman concept. Hand drawn social worker or police kidnaps child concept.

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

Attorney Michael Dolce, who represents children in foster care, has referred to U.S. foster care as a system set up to sex traffic American Children at the taxpayer’s expense.

A new proposed bill would double the funding for the U.S. foster care system.

Richard Wexler, writing for Youth Today, states:

The bill would more than double the amount of money the federal government forks over to states for foster care reimbursement each year. Even worse, this bill would remove the only small brake from what is less a runaway train than a lumbering foster care steamroller that crushes better alternatives for children.

As we have stated numerous times here at Health Impact News, we agree with the late Georgia Senator Nancy Schaefer that the current system of Child “Protection” Services and foster care is too corrupt to be reformed, and needs to be abolished.

Allowing states to collect more federal funds for foster care is moving in the wrong direction, and could lead to an increase in child sex trafficking. See:

America #1 in Child Sex Trafficking and Pedophilia – CPS and Foster Care are the Pipelines

Child Sex Trafficking Through “Child Protection” Services Used by the Rich and Powerful?

“Family First Act” Has a “Presents for Pimps” Loophole to Allow Sex Trafficking to Continue in Foster Care Group Homes

Is Arizona a Hub of Child Sex Trafficking? Why does Arizona Take the Highest Percentage of Children from their Homes?

Federal Legislation Would Take Last Brake Off Foster Care Steamroller

by Richard Wexler
Youth Today

Excerpts:

Remember all those celebrations when the vastly overhyped Family First Prevention Services Act made it into law? Even some of those who realized the bill didn’t do much thought that at least Congress finally got it — at least they understood that having a huge open-ended funding “entitlement,” known as Title IV-E, that can be used only for foster care is bad public policy.

As Jerry Milner, associate commissioner of the Children’s Bureau at the Department of Health and Human Services put it last year:

I’m not wedded to the entitlement for the very simple reason that the only thing that Title IV-E right now entitles anybody to is a foster care payment. Parents aren’t entitled to a darn thing. Families are not entitled under Title IV-E to get the services they need to live together safely under the same roof as a family unit.

But never underestimate the ability of the foster care industrial complex to worm its way back into Congress’ good graces and undermine real reform.

I don’t know exactly how they did it, but they’ve fooled a couple of Democratic senators, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan and Sherrod Brown of Ohio, into proposing legislation that, in what is reported to be its current form, would wed Congress more firmly than ever to an open spigot of foster care spending.

Rep. Karen Bass, California Democrat who co-chairs the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, plans to introduce the same bill in the House.

The bill would more than double the amount of money the federal government forks over to states for foster care reimbursement each year. Even worse, this bill would remove the only small brake from what is less a runaway train than a lumbering foster care steamroller that crushes better alternatives for children.

Read the full article at Youth Today

See Also:

The U.S. Foster Care System: Modern Day Slavery and Child Trafficking

Child Kidnapping and Trafficking: A Lucrative U.S. Business Funded by Taxpayers

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