LA Times: Social workers can now check if foster parents have criminal pasts

August 22, 2014

In response to a series of scandals involving mistreatment of children under state supervision, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law new rules giving county social workers access to the criminal histories of foster parents and employees at foster care contractors before abused and neglected children are placed in their care.

Source: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-la-foster-parents-criminal-pasts-20140821-story.html