The Child Mill

An oc­ca­sion­al series of art­icles on chil­dren liv­ing in Cali­for­nia’s privat­ized foster care sys­tem.

— Garrett Therolf

May 13, 2013  By Garrett Therolf
An on­go­ing audit of a Los Angeles County foster care agency has un­covered more evid­ence that its lead­ers mis­dir­ec­ted tax­pay­er money for per­son­al gain.
April 28, 2013  By Garrett Therolf
As­kari Moy­enda and Niki Mil­ani said they paid tens of thou­sands of dol­lars to ob­tain two top tax­pay­er-fun­ded jobs at Teens Happy Homes, a foster care con­tract­or in Los Angeles County. Un­der the terms of the agree­ment, the couple said they paid $70,000 and agreed to fol­low with monthly pay­ments un­til the $139,000 deal was paid off.