MN Foster Care Placement Agency Loses License
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The state of Minnesota has revoked the license of a foster care placement agency after a young girl died in one of its homes.
The Star Tribune reports that the Department of Human Services' action against Family Alternatives is unprecedented, and could affect foster children in 69 homes.
Family Alternatives supervised the Brooklyn Park foster home where 6-year-old Kendrea Johnson was found hanging from a jump rope on December 27th.
Police have said the girl's death was either an accident or suicide.
The state also revoked the license of the girl's foster mother. Tannise Nawaqavou's license had already been suspended.
A woman who answered the phone at Family Alternatives on Friday told The Associated Press the agency is not commenting. A number for Nawaqavou was not immediately available.