In the past year, some dioceses and religious orders have for the first time listed their accused clergy. At others, the decades of silence continues.
Catholic clergy abuse survivor traces rocky path from abuse to action
Ted Lausche suffered physical and sexual abuse from one of the first priests criminally charged in the U.S. The 50-year-old demons still haunt him.
The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People
The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People was enacted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2002.
Behind the story: Why we examined Catholic Church clergy sexual abuse in Wisconsin
Our stories sought to illuminate the legacy of trauma left behind by clergy sexual abuse in Wisconsin. We reported on recommendations to better root out the abuse, and ways the church can mitigate the damage it has caused.
Critics call Wisconsin’s Medicaid fraud crackdown ‘bullying’
The state claims tens of millions in fraud in the Medicaid program, but some home care and family planning providers say their expenses are legitimate.
Wisconsin’s attack on waste and fraud leaves some whistleblowers, vulnerable residents behind
Wisconsin ‘one of the worst states for whistleblowing,’ national expert says. Anti-fraud effort helps bottom line but falls mostly on programs for the poor.
DOJ agent who blew the whistle in 2012 says experience ruined him
Dan Bethards lost his career, his house and many of his friends in law enforcement after he reported his boss for selling and making guns without a license
Wisconsin’s congressional delegation seeks to both protect, curb whistleblowing
While President Donald Trump stews about leakers, members of Congress from the state sponsor various measures that could either boost or sideline federal tipsters
What role did trauma-informed care play in alleged juvenile prison abuse?
Critics charge that a trauma-informed care approach led to security breakdowns at Wisconsin’s two juvenile prisons; advocates say both facilities failed to fully implement the program
Wisconsin nursing homes fail to report deaths, injuries
Attorneys for families of residents say that facilities’ failure to report serious injuries or deaths related to abuse or neglect is not uncommon. Far more often, they say, the state health department only learns about a case of alleged neglect or abuse after a family member files a complaint. Advocates for health care providers stress that incidents of neglect and abuse are extremely rare, and can come to regulators’ attention in a variety of ways.