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A Home for Troubled Children Comes Undone

How a home for troubled children came undone and what it means for California’s chance at reform.

Impact of Our Reporting

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California Group Home Liable for Millions in Case of Abused Boy

A jury hit FamiliesFirst, one of California’s largest mental health care providers, for neglect and fraud.

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California Backs off Group Homes, Looks to Lean on Foster Families

As California dismantles its beleaguered system of youth group homes, state lawmakers bet big on expanding foster care.

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Troubled California Group Home to Close

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.

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

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

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

Investigation Exposes Failings of Oversight in NYC Group Homes

Report Cites Failure to Act Against Abusers of Juveniles in Detention

Los Angeles County Examines Troubled Group Home’s Finances

‘No Place for a Kid to Go’

In Rare Step, Workers at California Group Home Unionize

Widespread Problems With Group Home Agency Prompt City to Cut Ties

Violent Crimes Mar Effort at Less Restrictive Homes for Children

Congress to Consider Scaling Down Group Homes for Troubled Children

Investigations of California Group Homes Marked By Delays and Uncertainty

Podcast: Reporting The How And Why After A Disaster

Investigative Journalism, Illustrated: A Q&A With Level 14 Creators

Level 14: Inside One of California's Most Dangerous Juvenile Homes

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