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Thursday, October 24, 2013

"Sorry, but DHR is robbing foster children": A reply to agency's defense in taking children's assets

"Sorry, but DHR is robbing foster children": A reply to agency's defense in taking children's assets

In my last diary, I wrote about the practice of state foster care agencies taking foster children's social security benefits as government revenue. I wrote a commentary in the Baltimore Sun about the practice in Maryland, available here.  The Maryland Department of Human Resources Secretary Ted Dallas wrote a response defending the practice - and my reply to the Secretary is in today's Baltimore Sun, available here: "Sorry, but DHR is robbing foster children." (which includes a link to the agency's defense of practice). Below is an excerpt responding to the Secretary's assertions/defenses:

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