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The Case of Jane Doe: How Public Systems Fail Our Most Vulnerable Youth

Shannan Wilber | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Shannan Wilber

Sadly, her story is all too familiar. Too many children "rescued" by the government from families unable to care for them are abandoned to caregivers who subject them to abuses more terrible than those prompting the state's intervention in the first place.

Justice for Jane Doe and the Urgency of Survival

Chase Strangio | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Chase Strangio

Jane asked her supporters to share this representation of her so you can see her as the person that those of us who know her best do: a teenager who wants to smile with friends, shop for prom dresses with Janet Mock, and have a family to love her.

We Must Not Forget Jane Doe's Humanity

Chase Strangio | Posted 07.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Chase Strangio

Last Friday, I traveled to Niantic, Connecticut to visit with Jane Doe, a transgender 16-year-old being held at the high security York Correctional Facility for adult women. Jane has been sitting alone at York for 51 days.

Children Versus Bridges

Anthony Amore | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Anthony Amore

Is there a person outside of Massachusetts who is aware of this scandal? Of course not, because all of the attention is focused on a Republican governor from another state who may or may not have had a hand in creating a traffic jam.

Florida Governor Blasted For Deaths Of 40 Children

Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

South Florida Democrats fired a stinging rebuke at Gov. Rick Scott (R) Thursday, holding him responsible for the deaths of 40 children who were known ...

Mass. Problems for Kids

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Bill Lichtenstein

The lawsuit, filed by the New York-based Children's Rights, charges that Massachusetts has one of the nation's highest rates of abuse of foster children in the country.

Did Cops Damage The Bones?

Sun Sentinel | Mike Clary | Posted 05.01.2013 | Miami

As investigators gathered around, a tiny skeleton that may solve the mystery of a missing Hallandale Beach boy was laid out on the laboratory table, a...

Defense Rests

AP | Posted 03.18.2013 | Miami

MIAMI — The defense has rested in the case of a South Florida woman accused of killing her 4-year-old foster child more than 10 years ago. Lawy...

Shocking Update In Missing Toddler Case

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 01.14.2013 | Miami

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -- Investigators found human remains Friday in the former backyard of a South Florida couple whose baby hasn't been seen in mor...

Case Worker Arrested For Sex With Foster Teen He Was 'Protecting'

Posted 07.01.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- A Florida Department of Children and Families investigator attempting to flee the country has been arrested on 5 counts of unlawful sexual ac...

Family Matters

Oren Wunderman | Posted 01.29.2012 | Miami
Oren Wunderman

If you're having trouble caring for yourself or your family this season, reach out to a trusted loved one, friend or professional. Show your children that there is strength, not weakness, in seeking help.

Al Zimmerman, DCF, Arrested On CHILD PORN Charges

AP | MITCH STACY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. — A former spokesman for Florida's child welfare agency was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison Friday for taking nude photos ...