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First Place

Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times
“The Search”

Second Place

Almudena Toral / Univision Noticias Digital
“The legacy of the ‘zero tolerance’ policy: Traumatized children with no access to treatment”

Third Place

Christoph Koetti and Ben Laffin / New York Times
“23 Seconds, 5 Critical Moments: How Stephon Clark Was Killed by the Police”

Award of Excellence

Lauren Frohne / Seattle Times
“We want answers, we want justice”

First Place: Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times

First Place

“The Search”

This summer, more than 2,500 children were separated from their parents after the Trump administration instituted a “zero-tolerance” policy against anyone who crossed the border illegally. The move was eventually stopped, but not before many parents were deported back to Central America, leaving behind about 400 children.