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Supervisor calls for changes at foster youth center after attack on guards

Supervisor calls for changes at foster youth center after attack on guards

A recent attack on security guards by youths staying at a transitional center for older foster children with nowhere else to go prompted a call Friday for beefed up security at the facility. The Youth Welcome Center, housed on the campus of Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, is a last-resort place for foster children ages 12 and older who have nowhere else to go. Many of the youths are older teens who have been thrown out of multiple foster homes or are difficult to place. The facility is supposed to house the children for 24 hours, but many end up staying considerably longer. In February, the Times reported on issues at the facility, including youths being...

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