Stark realities of foster "care" revealed by federal judge in Nevada
The Oakland-based National Center for Youth Law was the loser in federal court in Las Vegas on Thursday when US District Judge Robert C. Jones dismissed a class-action lawsuit against the Nevada Dept. of Health and Human Services's director, Michael Willden; Clark County manager, Virginia Valentine; and county Dept. of Family Services director, Tom Morton, at left. The lawsuit sought class action status for three subgroups among the county's 3,600 foster children and monetary damages for the 13 foster children named as plaintiffs.