The 13 Tarpin brothers abused by their parents are now “failed” by social welfare.
Riverside County, California has asked a law firm to investigate the difficulties it has endured since its flight.
They have been under county control since 2018 and are experiencing volatile housing and food insecurity.
Thirteen brothers who were hungry, bound and abused while their parents David and Louise Turpin captured them in California. “House of horror“Since then, it has” failed “by the social services system that was supposed to take care of them.” New report commissioned by Riverside County..
The brothers were released from detention in 2018 after one of the brothers fled the window through Tarpin’s house and called the police.David and Louise Turpin were arrested and later Admit sin Torture and ill-treatment of children.they were 25 years sentence for life imprisonment..
Police, prosecutors, and some of the brothers themselves have, over the years, publicly described the horrific situations that children have endured. Brothers, who were between 2 and 29 years old when rescued, were chained for days or weeks at a time, were given only one meal a day, and were not allowed to bathe for months. Isolated from the outside worldAnd they were forced to maintain a nocturnal schedule of sleeping during the day and waking up at night.
However, according to the report, county officials tasked with caring for their brothers after the 2018 rescue were often exposed to other types of negligence.
last year, ABC News announces survey Strangers around the world donated about $ 600,000, claiming that children had a hard time accessing the services they needed. ABC News reported that adult children in Tarpin often lacked access to basic services such as medical care, transportation, and even food.
“For the Tarpin brothers, we conclude that we have received the necessary care from the county many times over the last four years,” the report said. “But this is not always the case, and social service systems often fail.”
Inspired by the ABC News investigation, the county asked law firm Larson LLP to investigate the suffering of the brothers. The Larson LLP report, published Friday and with major edits, will be submitted to the Riverside County Supervisory Board on July 12, with a total of 634 pages.
According to the report, some of the young children were “placed with caregivers who were later charged with child abuse.” The older brothers, who needed extensive support from the county in transitioning to life as independent adults, experienced unstable housing and food insecurity, the report said.
“When they complained about their situation, they were often frustrated, unheard of, and choked on the system,” the report said.
The report also states that Riverside County’s social services system has key life skills such as staffing, placement for children, mental health treatment, transportation, and “money management” and “formation” for teenagers and young adults. Found a serious lack of services such as education in a healthy relationship. “
The report recommended many improvements to the social welfare system in Riverside County. This includes increasing rewards and reducing the burden on social workers and supervisors, increasing funding for new placements for children, and launching county-wide efforts to increase available foster parents.
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