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Unraveling crisis at Bayfront group home in Long Beach




The group home run by Bayfront Youth & Family Services in Long Beach, California.
The group home run by Bayfront Youth & Family Services in Long Beach, California.
Kendrick Brinson for ProPublica
The group home run by Bayfront Youth & Family Services in Long Beach, California.
17-year-old boy from group home Bayfront Youth & Family Services
Kendrick Brinson for ProPublica
The group home run by Bayfront Youth & Family Services in Long Beach, California.
Girls from the group home hold up signs
Kendrick Brinson for ProPublica


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The Bayfront Youth & Family Services in Long Beach houses some of the state's most emotionally vulnerable children. The facility is part of a class of group homes known as Level 14. 

The home, nestled in a residential area, has been at the center of allegations, ranging from kids going missing to aggressive use of restraint from the staff. 

Pro Publica reporter Joaquin Sapien has been looking into the unraveling crisis. Earlier this year, he reported on a similar facility in Davis, California called Families First. It has since closed down after allegations surfaced of rape of girls as young as 11 years old.