Troubled Children: Trapped by Greed
PART I | January 16, 2005
Troubled children: Trapped by greed
In 2001, N.C. boosted spending for group homes to hire more workers. The state didn't back the increase up with tougher rules. The result?
Time for Joy Allison, an official with the state agency that licenses group homes for troubled children, to crank up her regular how-to session for prospective owners.
When family therapist Ashley Richbourg arrived in the Barbees' lives a year ago, it was nearly too late.
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