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Case study: Latha Sesame

OVERVIEW – Latha Sesame

// ** NEWTON CITY CARE: 08-August-2086 ** //
// ** Classified Partition: Infrared/Noise **//

Centralized Government – Matriculation Report
D.O.B.: 04-September-2067 (est.)

Time in City Care: 19 years, 4 months, 18 days
Academic Overview: 64/81/C (inadequate)
Current Residence: Taylor Youth Center
Matriculation Reviewer: VENTRISS, VALERIE P


Dear Latha,

We hope that you have enjoyed your stay at the Taylor Youth Center. According to our records, you first came to the city in 2067 with a refugee intake from the conflict in South Asia. We are proud to have opened our arms to so many disadvantaged youth, and are glad that you were fortunate enough to have been raised in an atmosphere of safety and social responsibility provided by the City of Newton. The care of the city can, however, only last for so long.

That is not to say that you won’t be receiving our support, though. As you now approach your 20th birthday, it is time to make preparations to move into the world of adulthood, and we understand that this can be a challenging change of paradigm. The City of Newton feels that homelessness is an avoidable social ill, and until you are in employment and capable of self-support, you will be provided accommodation in state-sponsored housing.

We wish you luck, and hope that you find that special niche in the city just for you!

Valerie Ventriss
Residential Care Manager
Taylor Youth Center


Who? Oh, Latha, that one…uh…I’ll be honest, she’s spent so much time in the Trance, I haven’t really spoken to her very much since she was about…thirteen? She wasn’t bad, she certainly won’t be joining any gangs when she leaves Taylor, but you’re going to have a hell of a time prying her out of that apartment you’re giving her. It’s not like she’s stupid either, just real lazy, always got her head stuck in the Trance. Honest opinion? The city’s got another thrall to look after, and CEL are probably going to find her desiccated body in her apartment in five or six years’ time…what? Don’t look at me like that, it’s what happens, the way they baby them these days. Just send her the message.


Specialised monitoring to remain in place, though adjustments will need to be made now that subject no longer remains directly in city care. DO NOT provide targeted impetus for employment acquisition, perform broad erasure of net-footprint.
– Not going to be easy. This girl’s all over the net. Social engineering patterns have helped to ensure limited personal contact however, making most of the markers to address digital.