An investigation by the Investigative Reporting Program and Los Angeles Times uncovered how failures in the child welfare system led to a young child's death.
Garrett Therolf, Daniel Lempres, Aksaule Alzhan, Laurence Du Sault, Ricky Rodas & Alyson Stamos report investigations into abuse or neglect delayed or sharply curtailed.
IRP reporter Garrett Therolf reports on the tragic death of a 10 year-old boy and how child welfare workers missed warnings and opportunities to intervene.
In this piece for the Los Angeles Times, IRP reporter Garrett Therolf and J-School student reporter Alyson Stamos cover the suspicious death of a young boy who was allowed to remain with his parents despite a court order.
Counselor testified she didn’t report suspected abuse to authorities before Gabriel Fernandez was killed
IRP reporter Garrett Therolf reports in the Los Angeles Times that an employee of a contractor paid millions by the county's Department of Children and Family Services failed to pass on information about eight-year-old Gabriel Fernandez's abuse before his death. As someone working with children, she was required by law to share this information with authorities.
IRP's Garrett Therolf reports on the investigation of the death of a 10-year-old boy
In this collaboration with Common Sense Media and the Los Angeles Times, IRP's Garrett Therolf was granted a special court order that allowed him to be present for one mother's interactions with child protective services and the courts.
IRP's Garrett Therolf reports on how L.A. County makes it easier for probation workers with discipline problems to get promotions