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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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— The evidence is unclear; some see the pandemic as a chance to revamp systems toward prevention
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County officials across California are scrambling to find new homes for more than 100 children with mental health and behavioral issues, following the state’s landmark decision to stop shipping these young people to faraway facilities.
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Child welfare cases are at a 14-year high months after Los Angeles County’s Dependency Court reopened in June. Families and attorneys are struggling in virtual courtrooms.
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The transition to virtual services upends parents hoping to get kids back from protective services.
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— Pandemic adds new challenge for aging caregivers
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Advocates and experts are worried there may not be enough families willing to take children in.
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There’s more information known about every man, woman and child in the U.S. than ever before, in digital form. Why not use that data to protect the youngest, most vulnerable members of society?

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