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#KPIX5 #California Sex Offenders Getting Approved To Work As Counselors For Vulnerable Teens

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Inmates at Chino State Prison sit inside a metal cage in the hallway on December 10, 2010. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

A state oversight report concluded that at least 23 registered sex offenders have been approved to work as drug and alcohol counselors in California over the past eight years. 

A Fresno Bee investigation concluded there was nothing in state law to prevent sex offenders and others with criminal records from becoming counselors in California, even though such roles give them direct contact with people, including teens, at their most vulnerable.

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