Civil Beat Staff

John Hill

Abuse Signs In Newborn’s Death Went Unreported — Until His Sister Was Injured Via Wikimedia Commons

Abuse Signs In Newborn’s Death Went Unreported — Until His Sister Was Injured

Tripler Army Medical Center doctors found Grayson Beyer died from natural causes, and didn’t report suspicious evidence despite a Hawaii law requiring them to do so.

Texas Agency Ordered To Stop Marshall Islands Adoptions Jessica Terrell/Civil Beat

Texas Agency Ordered To Stop Marshall Islands Adoptions

Attorney Jody Hall, the subject of a Civil Beat investigation, told clients she would fly in birth mothers from the Marshall Islands in defiance of U.S. and Marshallese law.

Hawaii AG: Rehab Center Ignored Promised Reforms For 2 Years Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii AG: Rehab Center Ignored Promised Reforms For 2 Years

The director of Sand Island Treatment Center reportedly did not pay back part of his excessive salary for two years because he was “distracted.”

This Texas Lawyer Flies Marshallese Women Through Hawaii For Black Market Adoptions Jessica Terrell/Civil Beat

This Texas Lawyer Flies Marshallese Women Through Hawaii For Black Market Adoptions

In texts and emails with adoptive parents, Dallas lawyer Jody Hall openly flouts laws restricting Marshallese adoptions in the U.S.

She’s Fought Nearly Three Years To Adopt Her Grandson. Hawaii Keeps Saying No. Courtesy of Deborah Goodwin

She’s Fought Nearly Three Years To Adopt Her Grandson. Hawaii Keeps Saying No.

The state says it tries to reunite children with kin. But after Deborah Goodwin’s daughter died, it awarded custody to non-relatives and blocked her adoption attempts.

Hawaii Put This Woman On A Child Neglect List — And Now She Can’t Fight It Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Put This Woman On A Child Neglect List — And Now She Can’t Fight It

Julia Milam was placed on Hawaii’s abuse and neglect registry, a label that could kill her lifetime dream of becoming a nurse.

Longtime Acupuncturist Agrees To Stop Practicing To Settle Patient Complaint John Hill/Civil Beat

Longtime Acupuncturist Agrees To Stop Practicing To Settle Patient Complaint

Mike Hashimoto, a former acupuncture board member who pushed for regulation, was accused by a patient of unprofessional conduct.

A Nonprofit Honolulu Rehab Center Mixes Taxpayer Support With Lavish Pay Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Nonprofit Honolulu Rehab Center Mixes Taxpayer Support With Lavish Pay

The executive director of the nonprofit Sand Island Treatment Center has been paid as much as $500,000 a year — and many counselors make over $100,000 — far in excess of their peers in Hawaii.

Well-Known Adoption Fixer Charged With Human Trafficking Sarah Holm/Civil Beat

Well-Known Adoption Fixer Charged With Human Trafficking

The case offers a rare glimpse into the thriving adoption pipeline to the U.S., documented in a Civil Beat investigation in November.