State Officials Step up Enforcement at L.A. Group Home for Migrant Children Where Report Found Pattern of Neglect

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Resident Hildner Coronado Atjun sweeps the front stairs of Casa Libre in May 2019. (Credit: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Resident Hildner Coronado Atjun sweeps the front stairs of Casa Libre in May 2019. (Credit: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

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State officials have warned a Los Angeles group home for migrant youth that it could lose its license if it doesn’t comply more fully with state rules for the protection of children.

A Times investigation published in late May found that Casa Libre had been cited by state officials 143 times for failing to meet standards for state-licensed group homes.

Eighty-nine of those citations were for issues that posed “an immediate risk to the health, safety or personal rights of residents.”

Casa Libre was founded in late 2002 by Peter Schey, a Los Angeles attorney and longtime immigrant rights champion.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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