DC CFSA Continues to Fail the Children of the District of Columbia, But No One Cares

[The following is an excerpt of a policy article in The Chronicle of Social Change, written by Marie Cohen, a former DC CFSA Social Worker, highlighting the continued agency’s failure to protect the children of the District of Columbia:]

Poor Planning and Lack of Oversight Lead to Foster Care Crisis in District of Columbia

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Washington DC is 14th In US Sex Trafficking

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Sex trafficking is a $10 billion business with statistics showing that the average age of a young person when they’re first trafficked is just 13 years old.   

The FBI lists DC as the 14th busiest city for sex trafficking in the country.

Read How FAIR Girls is trying to undo the damage it is causing.

Sex trafficking survivors open up for FAIR Girls

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Washington DC Palisades July 4, 2014 Independence Day Parade

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Boston University Students Making Video to Raise Awareness of Child Abuse and the Failure of the Family Courts In Protecting Children

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Students at Boston University’s College of Communication were asked to create short videos in order to ignite a conversation about the problems in America’s Family Courts.
Some of the students documented the Process.

These are their productions.

Learn More: Making of the Ignorance Is This Campaign, Part I

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Former Walter Reed child doctor charged with sex abuse of children

Even doctors cannot be trusted. Pedophilia is a mental disorder.

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An 83-year-old former pediatrician at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in D.C. has been charged with numerous counts of child sex abuse.

Leslie Boyd Alstatt, of Silver Spring, was arrested last week by Montgomery County Police and released on bond. He was charged with charged with with five counts of committing a third degree sex offense, child abuse, and six counts of committing an unnatural and perverted sex practice.

According to police, three women who were related to Alstatt notified police that they had been abused when they were young, between the years of 1964 and 1996.  One victim reported that her abuse occurred between the ages of six to fifteen and that she was abused hundreds of times.

Leslie Altstatt was employed as a pediatrician and researcher at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center located at 6900 Georgia Avenue N.W. Washington, D.C., from the mid-1960s until the early 1980s.

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Closing in on Mayor Gray — Thompson Gets Indicted

D.C. businessman  Jeffrey E. Thompson was charged today in an campaign finance conspiracy to help elect Mayor Vincent Gray and others to office. Thompson, whose companies received hundreds of millions of dollars in city contracts, is accused of funneling hundred of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions to at least 13 candidates between 2006 to 2012.

He’s been charged with two offenses. One charge is a federal offense: conspiring to violate federal campaign finance laws and to submit false filings to the Internal Revenue Service.  The other is a D.C. offense: conspiring to violate District of Columbia campaign finance laws by defrauding the District of Columbia’s Office of Campaign Finance.

Read More: Thompson Charged

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Post Endorses Councilmember Muriel Bowser for District of Columbia Mayor

The Washington Post has endorsed Ms. Bowser because they said that she “has articulated an agenda that balances the need for continued economic growth with an understanding of the stresses growth can bring. We believe she would be a force for continued progress — in economic development, public safety and education — while working to help people and neighborhoods that might otherwise be left behind.”

“By training and temperament, Ms. Bowser is a student of governance, with a degree in public policy, experience working for Montgomery County government and involvement as an advisory neighborhood commissioner. In seven years on the council, she has been a thoughtful and pragmatic lawmaker who tries to identify problems before formulating solutions. She has supported school reform and understands the urgency of addressing remaining challenges, starting with improving the city’s middle schools. She steered an ethics reform package that many thought would not be approved by a council wary of changes that could upset its prerogatives. The ethics board that resulted is holding officials accountable and raising the bar on government conduct.”

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