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Roxanna Asgarian is a journalist based in Houston.
Outside of the traditional foster care system exists a shadow system of potentially hundreds of thousands of children removed by CPS to their relatives or family friends—without a court case, monetary support, or due process.
Dec 21, 2020
Tens of thousands of children are in congregate care settings around the country, and some have already started to get sick.
May 05, 2020
The student, whose last name is Mohammed, was subject to improper searches based on little evidence, his attorney argues.
Mar 09, 2020
In a lawsuit, the boy’s family said he was repeatedly suspended, secluded, and violently restrained before he was ever given a special education evaluation.
Feb 04, 2020
Guards at the Mark Stiles Unit in Beaumont are alleged to have led the victim to a hallway where there were no security cameras.
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Dec 17, 2019
Carvana Cloud, until recently the chief of the Special Victims Bureau, is entering the race to unseat her former boss.
Dec 05, 2019
The poor healthcare that Bobbie Jean Johnson received during her more than 40 years in prison contributed to her death, family members say.
Nov 25, 2019
Two years ago, the state passed ‘raise the age’ legislation that goes into effect in December. A judge’s decision regarding a teen charged in 2015 raises the possibility of relief for other young people charged since the law’s passage.
Oct 22, 2019
Tondalao Hall has served 15 years for allegedly ‘failing to protect’ her kids from their father’s violence. A parole board will now decide if that’s enough.
Oct 08, 2019
The accusations span decades and involve two separate Biddeford cops and at least seven alleged victims.
Jul 01, 2019
Audia Jones pledges to tackle ‘brokenness in the system’ by unseating Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg.
Mar 07, 2019
Tammy Scheurich, who lost three biological children in the Hart family crash last year, tells her story for the first time.
Feb 26, 2019
‘How are we making sure that we’re not just building and building a system that we know is not necessarily effective?’
Feb 08, 2019
Harris County Judge Darrell Jordan discusses his newly elected colleagues’ decision to withdraw an appeal of a landmark bail reform lawsuit.
Jan 14, 2019
An Oklahoma woman is serving 18 months in prison after being accused of failing to protect her daughter from the girl’s dad.
Dec 18, 2018
Washington case raises questions about the role of court appointed special advocates.
Sep 28, 2018
The Hart family’s apparent murder-suicide drew headlines, but the path to the tragedy started much earlier—in Texas.
Jul 12, 2018