A Decade After Marcus Feisel
Even as Greater Cincinnati grieved a decade ago, professionals in child welfare and foster care services hoped the blue-eyed boy’s awful end would inspire changes and improvements in Ohio’s child welfare system.
Memory of Marcus Fiesel story inspires Invisible Kids
The memory of Marcus Fiesel is a painful reminder of the flaws in the foster care system for Holly Schlaack.
A photo of Fiesel sits on Schlaack’s desk at work and hangs on her wall at home.
The Invisible Kids Project working to improve the foster care
The foster care system was created to provide safety and shelter for children who might otherwise be homeless, neglected or in danger. But the system doesn’t always work, and when that happens, children suffer.
Hamilton County JFS loses $210,000 after falling short of state target
Hamilton County’s Department of Job and Family Services lost nearly $210,000 in funding this year that could have helped its over-burdened children’s services division.
Saved by the System
Robert Johnson’s story starts with blank pages. He knows nothing about himself from the time he was born until he was 3 years old. That’s when a woman adopted him and his older sister. But Johnson’s new mom began to abuse him soon after, he said.