STATE PLACED CHILDREN IN HOMES WITH SEX OFFENDERS

ocregister.com/Teri Sforza 10/27/11 The California state auditor reported in its review of the state’s child welfare servicessystem, it found more than 1,000 addresses in the Department of Justice’s Sex and Arson Registrymatched the addresses of licensed homes in the child welfare services system. The auditor alerted Social Services to this information in July, and officials found dozensof children living in homes where registered sex offenders lived or were present. Officials haveremoved children and ordered sex offenders out of homes. Legal action has begun against eight licensees, and 36 immediate exclusion