Corporate Investigator Assesses New York City Child Welfare, Cites Need for More Investigators
The white-collar investigative firm Kroll Associates is renowned for high-stakes snooping. Its staff of former prosecutors and FBI agents has uncovered billions in hidden assets belonging to dictators like Saddam Hussein, conducted background checks on candidates for Wall Street’s loftiest executive positions, and even once tracked down eyewitnesses to an international heroin trafficking ring.
Putting the Child Back in Child Welfare
It was the dead kids who inspired me to leave my comfortable, well-paid job as a researcher and become a child welfare social worker. Kids like Adrian Jones, Zymere Perkins and Yonatan Aguilar, who were killed by their parents after months or years of abuse.
Browning, Former L.A. Child Welfare Boss, Helping Out in New York City
In February, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio appointed former Obama official David Hansell to lead the Administration for Children’s Services, the agency that oversees both child welfare and juvenile justice in the Big Apple.
Family Preservation at All Costs? The Case of Zymere Perkins
On Sept. 26, 2016, Geraldine Perkins brought the dead body of her six-year-old son, Zymere Perkins, to the St. Luke’s Hospital Emergency Room in New York City. On October 12, New York City’s Chief Medical Examiner ruled that Zymere’s death was a homicide caused by child abuse.