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An investigation by KJZZ and the Arizona Daily Star found that physical and sexual abuse, as well as neglect, can occur anywhere — and often, nothing is done about it.
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"We were realizing that a lot of the issues that students at Berkeley High were facing stemmed from national policies," said Ava, a junior at Berkeley High.
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Advocates and survivors nationwide spontaneously created accounts over the summer to share hundreds of stories of abuse experienced while they were in high school.
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Arkansas ranks high in child abuse, deaths. COVID-19 has made it worse, officials say.
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Mothers who have experienced trauma and live stressful lives often make bad choices. Gabriela's story is a heartbreaking example.
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Fewer Arizona children are being removed from their families and the backlog of uninvestigated child abuse reports is down dramatically. But advocates warn that recent progress to overhaul Arizona’s child welfare system could easily be reversed.
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"Fixing our foster care crisis” was made possible through major funding from the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and additional support from the University of Southern California Annenberg Center's Fund for Journalism on Child Well-being. 
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Disturbed by stories about the rape and beatings of teens by supervisory staff and fellow detainees, Miami-Dade’s state attorney is asking a grand jury to investigate the Florida juvenile justice system.
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This article and others in this series were produced as part of a project for the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism’s National Fellowship, in conjunction with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism....
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Out of the view of security cameras, in secluded spaces and even on off-campus trips, some of the men and women tasked with protecting and counseling youths turned Florida’s juvenile lockups and residential centers into a predators’ playground.

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