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Cross-Gender Supervision of Children in Residential Group Homes

, New York Law Journal


Julia Sands and Daniel Pollack write: Discrimination based on gender in many settings is illegal. However, because children in group homes are a particularly sensitive and vulnerable population to work with, there is a potentially tricky balance between steering clear of discrimination while hiring and/or assigning work shifts, and ensuring that children in the group home remain safe and comfortable.

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  • O.W. Holmes

    The notion of housing already screwed up juveniles in a coed setting is ludicrous on its face. Virtually all of these unfortunate kids face the problems they face because their screwed up, unmarried, uneducated and largely unemployable parents got knocked up when they had no business doing so. Housing troubled juveniles of both sexes in close proximity can only tempt them to repeat their parents‘ mistakes, and it would be almost laughable were it not for the frightening fact that so many progressive do-gooders think it‘s somehow a good idea. Three generations of imbeciles is enough.

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