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The Business Of Child Abuse: The Good, The Bad, The Corruption

The Village Speaks For Itself

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The Village Speaks For Itself  or, (It Takes A Village to Take…)

The Business of Child Abuse

By Joshua Allen

We have long advocated for a cap on executive compensation in foster care.  After all, one chooses to work in a non-profit which cares and nurtures abused and neglected children.  If you want to be in the so called ‘one percent,’ maybe you should sell widgets, or become a lawyer. Nothing wrong with that…

Our question is this.  How much is too much for individuals who choose to work with children whom have been beaten, raped, neglected and abused in a thousand other ways?

These are the toughest of economic times.  Cut backs everywhere but here apparently. Now these guys do other stuff such as Wrap Around and some mental health stuff, but ..please lets’ not get started on Wrap Around!

And don’t forget, the below figures for 2 separate years don’t include the monetary value of benefits which must substantially add to the total.  Therefore, should salaries and other compensation be reflective of an increase in revenue, as they often are in for-profit businesses?

We think not.

We believe things have gotten out of hand when almost a half million dollars (plus benefits) are paid to just 2 individuals.  Exactly what do board members do beyond rubber stamp? This is a charity for heavens sake.

Suppose for example, you lopped off a couple hundred grand from this total and paid two other highly competent and ethical executives $300,000?  I imagine that extra $200,000 per year would do a lot of good if applied towards such things such as tutors, mentors, dance and karate lessons, back packs, better Christmas gifts, and many, many things that could help abused and neglected children.

But what do I know.

Joshua Allen

* The complete tax forms can be found here:  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7lNozEv6JIEVGJtUlV1OFVWSms/edit and here:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/15PD_1yCJVIvcsxOLKB-w3-Jznlv1RSc7yxEJHlE0PSo/edit

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Written by joshuaallenonline

June 30, 2012 at 2:03 am

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  1. …reportedly this FFA that you have identified has years of deep rooted influence within State and DCFS circles so they run their operation virtually unfettered and disciplined. Just consult the numerous social workers on staff who are “forced” to conduct adoption home studies without even possessing the required academic backgrounds (MSW etc.).

    Trailblazer

    June 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    • Since 2 years ago all foster parents must have adoption home studies along with their foster care certification. This had added significant expense to the foster agencies who now must have 2 separate home studies. In the past, such studies needed to be done by MSW’s but this may have changed recently. This was also a well paid contract job separate from other payments. I will find out if such adoption home studies still need to be done by MSW’s or can now be done by other ‘qualified,’ individuals. I wouldn’t be surprised either way.

      joshuaallenonline

      July 2, 2012 at 2:02 am

  2. Hi, I am new to your page. I found you because I have been looking for other like minded bloggers that I can relate and share with. A bit about me; I have a blog journal that is a true journal from the 80’s between my cousin and I in foster care. I have written our story of abuse and how we found clever ways to protect each other. Which is why after reading your blog I think you may like it. I am trying to raise awareness and inspire at the same time. These journal entries have everything in topics including; sex, drugs, adoption, foster care, physical, sexual and mental abuse, running away, rites of passage, mental illness, love, hope, and most importantly dreams.I hope you look up Izzie and Eden’s diary on my page, I think you’ll totally dig it! Keep on writing, your fantastic! Thank you very much! Lydia

    Sunny Lane, A story about two cousins..

    July 3, 2012 at 11:40 pm


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