Posts Tagged ‘Child and Family Services Agency’

Why Michelle Rhee Needs to Explain Her ‘Sex With Children’ Claim

Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee's found herself in a tough spot of late over comments she gave to a business magazine. "I got rid of teachers who had hit children, who had had sex with children, who had missed 78 days of school," she told Fast Company's Jeff Chu.
That "sex with children" line has dropped jaws [...]

Court Monitor: CFSA’s Foster Care Still Fails

AG Peter Nickles push to have the city's child welfare system removed from federal court oversight has hit a road block. In a very non-shocking report [PDF] released today, the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) has found huge gaps in CFSA's foster-care system.
CSSP is the court-appointed monitor. Its reports are the fuel [...]

Roque Gerald Loves His Staff

Roque Gerald has served as the acting director of the Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) for less than a year. In that short time, however, he has learned an important lesson about management. Say nice things about your underlings, that is.
In a youth conference today at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Gerald [...]

CFSA Can’t Speak For Itself

This afternoon I called Mindy Good. She is the Child and Family Services Agency's press person. I had put in a request to interview the director of the troubled agency. When I hadn't heard back, I thought this merited a phone call to Good's cellphone.
I asked her about my request.
Good replied that all calls must [...]

‘The Family Was Stable’

Last night, City Desk got a bit of news on the triple homicide case—that the family did have contact with social services in 2006. Today, the Washington Post has an in-depth look at the problems between Erika Peters, her children and her live-in boyfriend.
The live-in boyfriend, Joseph Randolph Mays, was charged in the murders Saturday [...]

Former CFSA Director Dies at 61

Sharlynn Bobo, the former head of D.C.'s Child and Family Services Agency, died Saturday after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61.
Bobo was named CFSA director by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in February 2007 after holding two deputy director jobs at the agency. She earned advanced degrees in social work from Howard University [...]