Garrett Therolf

Problems keep proliferating at discredited private foster care agency

A decade after L.A. County auditors delivered a harsh assessment of Teens Happy Homes, probe finds that children were repeatedly harmed in recent years and dubious financial practices grew.

Tajiere Goldsmith entered the foster care agency Teens Happy Homes soon after his premature birth in 2008. He had traces of PCP in his veins. Later, Teens placed Tajiere with a newly recruited foster parent, Teryl Veal, who had twice been banned from foster care. Days after being sent to Veal's home, Tajiere died. (Minh T. Nguyen)

The Child Mill Problems keep proliferating at discredited private foster care agency A decade after L.A. County...

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