A Tale of Two Juries on Foster Father Accused of Sex Abuse

Seven days of deadlocked jury deliberations in the sex abuse trial of a single foster father are over. Despite allegations that he abused multiple children for almost 20 years while receiving $1.5 million in foster care payments, after three weeks of testimony a Long Island jury acquitted Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu of all 17 counts on May 2. The jury found he was not guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, thus sparing him from 25 years in prison at age 60.

Fostering Change

Chelsea Bramblett didn’t know what to expect the first time she showed up at the statehouse in Tallahassee . . .

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Health and Human Services Misinterprets Foster Care Data

Let’s assume that there has been a real increase in parental substance abuse. The biggest flaw in HHS’ logic is the implicit assumption that the only way to respond to this is to throw the children into foster care.

LA Drug Court’s Wrap-around Services Help Parents Quit Drugs, Keep Their Kids

“I didn’t know how to be a mom,” Lisa Galvan said. “I was used to being by myself. It was really hard for me to adjust and even for the kids to adjust because I never was around . . .

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