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Resource ID: #28616
Subject: Child Abuse
Source: Pat Beall, Michael Braga, Daphne Chen, Suzanne Hirt, Josh Salman
Affiliation: USA TODAY Network
Date: December 16, 2020; December 17, 2020



Following the Miami Herald’s groundbreaking series of high-profile child deaths, Florida lawmakers in 2014 embraced a tough new approach to stop parents from abusing their children. Instead of looking for every way possible to keep families together, they had a new priority: Protect children at all costs.

But the new laws that made it easier to remove children from their families created different kinds of abuse and different kinds of abusers, a USA TODAY investigation found.
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