Spokesman journalist Jody Lawrence Turner wins first place award for foster care series

Spokesman journalist Jody Lawrence Turner took home the First Place Prize for Social Issues Reporting from the Northwest Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 contest this week.  The winning series, "Fixing Foster Care: A Special Report," gives an in-depth look into the foster care system from a diverse set of perspectives and details several local agencies' work to improve the system.  The opportunities for positive change are enormous, which is why EHF continues to invest in partnerships and initiatives designed to improve outcomes for children and families in the child welfare system, with the ultimate goal of reducing the number of children in foster care by 50%.

Read the full, award-winning series:

Originally published October 19, 2014 by the Spokesman Review.

Originally published October 19, 2014 by the Spokesman Review.

Originally published October 20, 2014 by the Spokesman Review.

Originally published October 20, 2014 by the Spokesman Review.

Originally published October 19, 2014 by the Spokesman Review.

Originally published October 19, 2014 by the Spokesman Review.