Skip to comments.Audit: N.J. child welfare nonprofits misspent as much as $12.2M
Posted on 02/05/2013 6:27:55 PM PST by SMGFan
They were hired to recruit people willing to open their homes to abused children and prepare them for the demands of foster parenting.
But an audit released today found that among 20 community agencies hired by the state, several had misspent or failed to refund a total of $12.2 million from January 2010 to June 2011 some by awarding themselves bonuses, throwing themselves a party at a country club, or hiring others to do the work and pocketing the proceeds.
The audit by the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services found the department spends $39.9 million in contracts a year to hire 20 community agencies to manage the foster care needs of 522 children, while the other 5,229 foster children in New Jersey's child welfare system are supervised directly by state workers. Given how much the state is spending on such a small pool of kids, the Department of Children and Families should end those contracts and handle all foster care services in-house to "better monitor and control their delivery," according to the audit.
State auditors uncovered $4.2 million in unallowable and unreasonable spending by several unidentified foster care agencies. They include:
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Bleeding heart liberals spending other peoples’ money.
Pick three random people off the street, fire several hundred civil servants, and oversight might be attained.
Poverty is one of the last remaining industries in NJ (besides “education” and “law enforcement”); this is what is left when the “makers” flee and leave it to the takers. This country allows illegals unfettered access because without them most NJ public schools and police stations would close; our previous DEM governor admitted that without them we lost population (we lost an electoral vote anyway because they don’t count).
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