How Sex-Trafficking Couple Gained Access to Women in Foster Care

A Bronx couple used foster care to exploit vulnerable young women, prosecutors and a woman who had been placed in their home said.

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Fentanyl in Bottle Kills Toddler, and Father Is Charged

The death of 22-month-old Charles Rosa-Velloso was just one of several opioid-related fatalities of young children this year.

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They Wanted to Foster Their Great-Grandson. Why Did New York Say No?

A lawsuit challenges New York’s system of disqualifying potential foster parents because of their criminal records.

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These Children Were Beaten to Death. Could They Have Been Saved?

After a series of homicides involving children, New York City said it would make changes to improve coordination between the police and the child welfare agency.

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When Dasani Left Home

What happens when trying to escape poverty means separating from your family at 13?

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1-Year-Old Is Killed, and Mother’s Boyfriend Is Arrested

The infant, Legacy Beauford, was one of two young boys in New York who the police believe were recently killed by their mothers’ partners.

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At Birth, She Already Had a Case File. At 7 Years Old, She Was Dead.

A child welfare system meant to protect Julissia Batties from an abusive home life failed the ultimate test.

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A 7-Year-Old Dies in the Bronx, and Records Show a History of Abuse

Julissia Batties, who was found unconscious with a head injury, had been the subject of a child welfare case since birth. Her half brother admitted beating her, a police official said.

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How Red Tape Keeps Parents From Getting the Day Care They Need

Long waits and less funding for subsidized child care have stranded parents and threaten to close day care centers.

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What Happens to Some L.G.B.T.Q. Teens When Their Parents Reject Them

Over a third of young people in foster care in New York City identify as L.G.B.T.Q. and are struggling to find the support they need, according to a new survey.

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What Will Happen to the Orphans of Covid-19?

Children who lost their parents in the pandemic are fighting to hold on to what is left of their families.

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Child Abuse Cases Drop 51 Percent. The Authorities Are Very Worried.

The coronavirus has shattered the system that protects children, leaving some confined in troubled homes or lingering in foster care.

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