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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, “Superfund’s Toxic Legacy,” which received the 2007 Society of Professional Journalists award for non-deadline online reporting. Before joining CPI, Sapien wrote for Environmental Media Services.
Feb. 3, 4:20 p.m.Amid significant reforms, federal officials worry that sexual abuse in juvenile justice system remains prevalent and too often unpunished.
Feb. 2, 11:45 a.m.A journalist immerses herself in New York’s Family Court system and finds a mix of misery and modest hope.
Dec. 31, 2015, 12:24 p.m.One 14-year-old boy’s search for care takes him to Utah as his home state struggles to safeguard its most challenging children.
Nov. 2, 2015, 10:39 a.m.As California dismantles its beleaguered system of youth group homes, state lawmakers bet big on expanding foster care.
Oct. 15, 2015, 12:35 p.m.As a group home for some of the state’s most troubled children prepares to close, county auditors are poring over its finances.
Sep. 24, 2015, 10:54 a.m.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.
Sep. 15, 2015, 9:04 a.m.It turns out Brooklyn prosecutors for years hid the evidence Ruddy Quezada had sought to win a new trial. Who should pay?
Aug. 24, 2015, NoonIn Long Beach, California, a group home for troubled children sinks into crisis.
Aug. 7, 2015, 7 a.m.Freeman, the executive director of the New York Committee on Open Government, reflects on seven governors and their records for transparency.
July 9, 2015, 10:34 a.m.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.
June 24, 2015, 8:35 a.m.Boys Town becomes third agency to fail as New York City tries new model for juvenile offenders.
June 5, 2015, 10:54 a.m.The arrest of three runaway boys shines light on New York City’s latest program for troubled youth.
May 20, 2015, 11:47 a.m.At a hearing in Washington, a renewed call for addressing the violence and neglect that plagues group homes for foster youth.
May 14, 2015, 10:16 a.m.On a question that worried a juror in the Etan Patz murder case, a former cop offers his view.
April 16, 2015, 12:39 p.m.A blog hosting posts from former and current New York City officers reinforces the worst kinds of stereotypes.
April 15, 2015, 1:57 p.m.When California’s Department of Social Services investigates reports of serious harm in its homes for troubled children, the results are often deemed “inconclusive.”
April 2, 2015, 7 a.m.How a home for troubled children came undone and what it means for California’s chance at reform.
April 2, 2015, 7 a.m.Reporter Joaquin Sapien explains the process of investigating a home for troubled children in California.
Feb. 18, 2015, 11:18 a.m.The defense in the Patz murder trial will argue another man is more likelier the killer of the young boy. Jack Colbert might help make that case.
Aug. 19, 2014, 6:18 p.m.Revelations about the prosecution of Jabbar Collins, who served 15 years for a murder he did not commit, helped to bring down longtime Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes
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