Review of Certain Aspects of Group Home Care for Children in California

HRD-85-62: Published: Jul 19, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1985.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal assistance for residential care for children placed in foster family homes.

GAO found that: (1) the only funds identifiable at the state level for maintenance of children in group homes were provided through title IV-E of the Social Security Act; (2) some case files showed no written case plan for children in foster care; (3) federal foster care maintenance payments were used to provide basic food, clothing, and shelter necessities; and (4) safety standards were met at the group homes that were visited. GAO, however, could not assess the reasonableness of the amounts paid to group homes for each child since there were no specific federal or state criteria on comparable costs of similar institutions. GAO noted that, although county auditors had identified duplicate payments in the past, there was no evidence that the homes it reviewed had duplicately billed other federal programs.

Sep 20, 2016

Sep 6, 2016

Aug 19, 2016

Aug 12, 2016

Jul 29, 2016

Jul 28, 2016

Jul 13, 2016

Jul 11, 2016

Jun 13, 2016

Looking for more? Browse all our products here