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Child abuse

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A review of thousands of pages of inspection records, incident reports, complaints and emails shows licensors are reluctant to step in when youth facilities have faced troubling accusations of rampant child abuse.
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“Today, I’m not here as Paris Hilton,” the 39-year-old celebrity told the crowd. “I’m here as just another survivor who was abused, who has lived with that since the day I left. And I am dedicated to shutting down Provo Canyon School, which will cause a chain reaction among this entire industry.”
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New programs were beginning to address the traumatic foundation of Humboldt County's health problems. Then came COVID-19.
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In Utah, a lucrative for-profit industry thrives with minimal regulation from state officials.
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Paris Hilton is speaking out publicly about what she says was abuse she endured while at a “troubled teen” facility in Utah in the 1990s.
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The report comes six weeks before the reform school will attempt to win back its licenses and reopen
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The Virginia Department of Social Services has seen a 50% drop in calls to the child abuse and neglect hotline since mid-March, but social workers are concerned that an increase in domestic violence and child abuse may be going unreported.
By Dr. Kelly Callahan and Dr. ChrisAnna Mink
“This decline in calls is unprecedented for Los Angeles County,” said one county official. “We are seeing similar trends across the state of California.”
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The Office of the Children’s Ombudsman will investigate complaints concerning the Virginia Department of Social Services and will have a heavy focus on foster care and child-placing decisions.
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When it came to finding truly surprising patterns or stories within the Alabama data, I hit wall after wall. Here's what I learned along the way.

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