Millions of U.S. families lack health care, food and housing. And more than 400,000 kids annually are taken from their homes and put into foster care. But six in seven children are removed from their homes not for abuse, but for neglect, the blanket term that all too often is conflated with issues stemming directly from poverty such as the lack of food, shelter or childcare. Together we can fix the system - and save lives.
The documentary represents the work of an unprecedented reporting team comprised of seasoned journalists with decades of experience covering child welfare nationally, intrepid student journalists doing enterprise reporting, and leading national experts working to identify and expose the underlying systemic problems in the child welfare system. By doing so the film will bring about real change to these broken systems.
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March 29, 2023 [Boston, MA] — For the first time in Massachusetts, a member of the public has been granted access to a Juvenile Care and Protection case hearing.
Massachusetts Judge Kenneth King has ruled that Peabody Award-winning journalist and filmmaker Bill Lichtenstein be given a recording of a hearing in the case of Massachusetts couple Josh Sabey and Sarah Perkins, who accuse the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) of unnecessarily removing their two children from t
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