'In One Day I Had Lost Everything That Mattered to Me': Stories From Inside the Child Welfare System

The tragic death of Zymere Perkins, a child who died at the hands of abusive parents even though the city’s child welfare agency had repeatedly investigated his family, made headlines in New York City publications for months this past fall. In their coverage, many outlets focused on a familiar narrative of monstrous…


A Texas judge has set the minors from the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints free, reports CNN. Judge Barbara Walther said that the FLDS parents can start picking up their children immediately, though the Department of Family and Protective Services will be checking in on the polygamist sect, and, according to