Rage, review, repeat

Nothing is more disconcerting than a child-protection system that fails, but the predictable bureaucratic response that follows the death of a child in foster care is nearly as unnerving.

A review is conducted. Holes in the system are identified. Recommendations are made. Fingers are crossed that tragedy won’t strike again. But it does, because laws and policies are only as strong as the human frailties fraught within the system.

It’s been 15 months since paramedics found a lifeless 3-year-old Bethannie Johnson inside her Grand Junction home ...


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    Rage, review, repeat

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