Unsafe In Foster Care, Part 2 (A Latino USA Podcast)

Jul 16, 2021
12:03 PM
Originally published at Latino USA

Illustration by Alex Charner.

We continue our investigation into the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). While looking into what happened the night Joseph Chacón died, reporter Deepa Fernandes found something shocking buried in the autopsy records: another baby, Draco Ford, had passed away in the same foster home two months earlier. In this episode, we talk to experts who raise questions about Joseph’s death, and also why weren’t the foster children, including Joseph, immediately removed after Draco died? We also delve into the difficult decisions social workers have to make and the systemic problems of the foster care system in the U.S. as a whole.

To access the full series, click here.

“Unsafe In Foster Care” series was produced by Deepa Fernandes and Victoria Estrada. Edited by Marta Martinez


Latino USA with Maria Hinojosa, produced by Futuro Media, is the longest-running Latino-focused program on U.S. public media.