Welcoming A New Fostering Media Connections: A Letter From Our Publisher
Dear Friends, Tomorrow, I will be stepping down as president of Fostering Media Connections (FMC). I am happy to announce that John Kelly and Christie Renick have been unanimously named by our Board of Directors as co-executive directors.
Publisher’s Note: Silence Can be Complicity in Violence Against Black Families
It didn’t take George Floyd’s killing at the hands of the police for me to recognize that I have been complicit in state-executed violence against black families. But it did take his murder and the protests that have roiled the nation since to compel me to articulate it, which is shameful.
MARCH 19, 3:30 PM EST: Top Trump Child Welfare Official and Former Foster Youth will Host COVID-19 Town Hall
On Thursday, March 19, Jerry Milner of the federal Children’s Bureau is teaming up with former foster youth and tech entrepreneur Sixto Cancel to co-host a virtual town hall inviting foster youth to contribute to the fight against the coronavirus.
We Won’t Stop: The Imprint’s Commitment to Children, Youth and Families in a Time of Crisis
At 2:50 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, I picked up my 5-year-old boy from school for the last time in the foreseeable future. Teddy hugged two of his little friends while I ushered him out, alongside my neighbor and his little girl Odette.
LAPD Child Abuse Investigations Audit Raises New Questions
This week, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) released a much-anticipated report focused on its response to the nearly 4,000 allegations of serious child abuse it had marked “no investigation” from January 2018 through June 2019.
EXCLUSIVE: New Details Reveal How Two Social Workers Fought, But Failed, to Save 4-Year-Old Noah Cuatro
This summer, a 4-year-old boy named Noah Cuatro was allegedly tortured and killed by his parents in Palmdale, a high desert exurb of Los Angeles County. The tragedy is still sending shockwaves through the county’s $2.9 billion child welfare agency and local government.
L.A. Police Failed to Investigate 4,000 Serious Child Abuse Reports in 2018 and 2019
The first recorded sign of trouble in the brief life of Noah Cuatro came before he was even born. In August 2014, when his mother was nine months pregnant with Noah, she allegedly threw her baby sister, fracturing the 10-month-old’s skull in two places.
Controversy Over 4-Year-Old’s Death Intensifies at L.A. County Child Welfare Meeting
On Monday, the tension that has gripped Los Angeles County’s child welfare establishment since the mysterious July death of 4-year-old Noah Cuatro spilled out into public view. At a meeting of the county’s Commission for Children and Families, the chiefs of both the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Office of Child Protection (OCP) grew visibly and audibly frustrated with commissioners’ questions about the Cuatro case.
BREAKING: Report Clears L.A. County Child Welfare Agency of Wrongdoing in 4-Year-Old’s Suspicious Death
On Wednesday, Los Angeles County’s Office of Child Protection (OCP) released a report absolving the county’s child welfare system of wrongdoing in the suspicious death of 4-year-old Noah Cuatro. The boy died on July 6, a day after his parents had called 911 to say that he had drowned.
Critical Report on 4-Year-Old’s Suspicious Death Remains Hidden from the Public
On August 30, the Los Angeles County Office of Child Protection (OCP) submitted a potentially explosive report on the mysterious July death of 4-year-old Noah Cuatro to county attorneys. Despite being requested by the county’s powerful Board of Supervisors, the report has yet to be made public, leaving yawning questions unresolved as L.A.’s