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Joaquin Sapien

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Since joining ProPublica in May 2008, reporter Joaquin Sapien has delved into criminal justice, military healthcare, and environmental issues. In 2010 he partnered with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune to produce an award-winning series of stories about contaminated drywall. In 2009 he was part of a team whose work on natural gas drilling won the Society of Professional Journalists award for online non-deadline investigative reporting. From 2005 until 2008 he was a reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, where he led a year-long investigative project, âSuperfundâs Toxic Legacy,â which received the 2007 Society of Professional Journalists award for non-deadline online reporting. Before joining CPI, Sapien wrote for Environmental Media Services.

Uncommon Contract Holds Promise for California Group Home’s Too Familiar Ills

Better wages and added money for schooling could stabilize staff and improve care at large San Francisco home for vulnerable children.

Call in Congress for Family Court Reform

The briefing will explore the need to better protect victims of domestic violence in custody cases.

Wrongfully Convicted Louisiana Man Asks Justice Department to Investigate New Orleans Prosecutors

Unsuccessful before the U.S. Supreme Court, a man who served 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit asks the Justice Department to hold prosecutors accountable.

For Many of Connecticut’s Disabled, Home Is Where the Harm Is

Again and again, the disabled turned up in emergency rooms only to have the injuries they’d suffered in the state’s group homes go uninvestigated.

Alerted to Danger, New York City Failed to Curb Harm at Group Homes

New York’s child welfare agency’s system for “heightened monitoring” of some troubled group homes did not ensure safety.

Foiled by FOIL: How One City Agency Has Dragged Out a Request for Public Records for Nearly a Year

After eight proposed delivery dates, the Administration for Children’s Services still has not provided public records we asked for almost a year ago.

Investigation Exposes Failings of Oversight in NYC Group Homes

City investigators say oversight was so lax at homes for juvenile offenders that violent episodes were “all but inevitable.”

Yet Another Scandal Rocks Utah Home for Vulnerable Children

Police raided the home after an employee reported sex among residents and misconduct by staff.

Brooklyn Prosecutors Admit Woman Spent 10 Years in Prison for Crime She Likely Didn’t Commit

The review of a controversial Brooklyn detective's casework has led to yet another conviction being wiped out.

Report Cites Failure to Act Against Abusers of Juveniles in Detention

Amid significant reforms, federal officials worry that sexual abuse in juvenile justice system remains prevalent and too often unpunished.

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