Criminal Law

In this assignment, you will be reviewing the role of the government in caring for children in foster care. 

Review the following websites:  

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/state-supreme-court-rules-dshs-is-liable-for-childrens-safety-with-foster-parents/

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/crsj/publications/human_rights_magazine_home/human_rights_vol32_2005/winter2005/hr_winter05_fostercare/

After reading the articles, what is your assessment regarding whether or not the government should be held liable for placing children in abusive homes? Do you believe that children placed in foster care are still protected by the foster care agency, who are therefore ultimately responsible for any additional abuse at the hands of foster families? Should states create liability statutes that allow for children abused in foster care to civilly sue the foster care agency and the state for the abuse? If so, what would be the wording of the statute? If not, why not? 

Write your summary, in a minimum of 400 words, in a Word document (.doc or .docx), using appropriate APA format, and upload it to the Dropbox by the due date.