11Alive News has spent months investigating the state's handling of cases of alleged child abuse and the troubling failures to protect at-risk children.
The Division of Family and Children Services says eleven children have died this year in Georgia despite DFCS investigations into the families.
We wanted to figure out why these children were falling through the cracks and if their deaths could have been prevented.
We focused on the case of Jadien Harvey, a two-year-old Clayton County boy who died under mysterious circumstances in July.
Clayton County Police say Jadien was being babysat by his mother's boyfriend Kemra Matthew when he suddenly stopped breathing. Ultimately, paramedics rushed all four children in the home to the hospital.
Initially, it appeared that doctors were facing a medical mystery -- an illness whose onset was sudden, severe and in Jadien's case deadly.