Kate Martin shares her approach to reporting on the child welfare system and holding problem-plagued agencies to account.
Children & Families
How are recently passed state bans impacting care? A new reporting project will examine private payer claims data on youth gender-affirming care to find out.
The data-driven reporting project willl dig into Colorado's school discipline system and ask how well it's serving students — especially amid the teen mental health crisis.
Mom and pop shops suffer from spike in shoplifting. Residents feel unsafe near the park, where overdoses and deaths are common.
Why preparing a child for kindergarten is so important, and some of the tools available to help California families.
Proponents say a new California State Assembly bill will provide badly needed accountability.
With liberal use of the catchall category of “general neglect,” LA County’s DCFS removes between 4,000 and 6,000 kids from their homes every year and places them in foster care.
A journalist wrestles with privacy and cultural sensitivities to document the impact of tough new laws on Latina women.
Persistent neighborhood segregation has adverse effects on Black children's health, leading to lead exposure, gun violence risk, and eviction-related trauma.