This is the story of Sule Anibaba, who worked as a counselor at the group home for troubled children in Davis, California, for five years, emerging both damaged and ashamed. Watch the video »
Illustrated film explores the dangers faced by residents and staff at a group home that housed some of California’s most disturbed and troubled children. More »
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Better wages and added money for schooling could stabilize staff and improve care at large San Francisco home for vulnerable children.
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.
New York’s child welfare agency’s system for “heightened monitoring” of some troubled group homes did not ensure safety.
City investigators say oversight was so lax at homes for juvenile offenders that violent episodes were “all but inevitable.”
Amid significant reforms, federal officials worry that sexual abuse in juvenile justice system remains prevalent and too often unpunished.
As California dismantles its beleaguered system of youth group homes, state lawmakers bet big on expanding foster care.
As a group home for some of the state’s most troubled children prepares to close, county auditors are poring over its finances.
Management’s decision to close a home in Long Beach ends one crisis, but the state is still seeking answers for dealing with its most troubled children.
In Long Beach, California, a group home for troubled children sinks into crisis.
Frontline employees at a San Francisco home for some of California’s most troubled children bid for better pay and a greater role in treatment.
Boys Town becomes third agency to fail as New York City tries new model for juvenile offenders.
The arrest of three runaway boys shines light on New York City’s latest program for troubled youth.
At a hearing in Washington, a renewed call for addressing the violence and neglect that plagues group homes for foster youth.
When California’s Department of Social Services investigates reports of serious harm in its homes for troubled children, the results are often deemed “inconclusive.”
Joaquin Sapien on investigating the failure of a group home for children, from drug use, fights and suicide attempts to allegations of rape.
How a home for troubled children came undone and what it means for California’s chance at reform.
Video: Inside One of California's Most Dangerous Juvenile Homes
Reporter Joaquin Sapien explains the process of investigating a home for troubled children in California.