Publication Date: August 16, 2021
Brendon Derr, Leilani Fitzpatrick, Rylee Kirk, McKenna Leavens, Anne Mickey, Allison Vaughn
The federal government is responsible for investigating and prosecuting child sexual abuse in Indian Country. But not until the last decade has it been required to publicly disclose what happens to those cases — disclosures that suggest many are falling through the cracks.
This project features a five-part narrative and a seven minute documentary. Nearly 90 professional news outlets in the U.S. and abroad published some part of this project.
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Best University Investigation
Student In-Depth Reporting, National
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Student Team Journalism Award
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