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A growing number of women are facing criminal charges for substance use during pregnancy in Oklahoma. Experts and health care providers say that’s bad for moms and babies.
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There's a pressing need for LA’s Office of Diversion and Reentry to scale up its diversion capacity for moms, but so far the money to do so hasn’t been there.
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How police officers handle an escalating situation caused by a mental health crisis can make a big difference in the outcome. Kayleigh's story may explain why.
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Legislation eliminates red tape in reuniting children with families or finding new permanent placements. New measure sets up study for a statewide child welfare hot line.
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An investigative series exposes the gaps in Georgia's mental health care system that cause thousands of children to be surrendered to state custody.
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Trey bounced around from family to foster care and even a group home. Now, one program has turned his life around. Here's why it's not widely available.
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Troubled data system, loose compliance with standards, local autonomy, training and pay disparities, and resource imbalances add up to wide variation in child protection policies and outcomes across North Carolina.
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Rates at which local departments of social services remove children from families point to inequity and inconsistency, with extremes of very high and low levels.
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The latest in a series investigating the challenges and systemic gaps that cause parents to abandon their children to state custody in Georgia.
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California will spend more than $8 million to find safer homes for children returning from troubled out-of-state residential programs, in response to a recent investigation into rampant reports of abuse at the facilities.

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