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Posted by Admin on June 13, 2006

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today brings us some disturbing news regarding foster children in that area: THEY'VE DONE NO CRIME, BUT THEY DO TIME – JUVENILES LOCKED UP WHEN PLACEMENTS ARE SCARCE – The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel – June 13, 2006

The story of Sara – briefly related in the article – points out that foster children for whom placements cannot be found are being locked up in Milwaukee County Juvenile Detention Facilities even though they have committed no crime. These same facilities are housing young criminals accused of things such as rape, and murder!

How can this possibly be in the best interest of these foster children, and who is really looking out for their welfare if the Bureau thinks these placements – however temporary – are suitable for at-risk children?

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