Witnesses at legislative hearing criticize state child welfare agency, say some teens prefer jail to psychiatric facilities
This week, reporter Duaa Eldeib attended a hearing called after our investigation found hundreds of children in state care who were stuck in psychiatric hospitals — sometimes for months. Here’s the dispatch from our newsletter.
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