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(Stories about Alahverdian from ’02-’20)

June 18 2020 – Senate unanimously passes resolution offering condolences on passing of Nicholas Alahverdian

March 12, 2020 — House of Representatives honors the late Nicholas Alahverdian with unanimous vote expressing condolences upon his passing

February 2020 The Providence Journal — DCYF oversight legislation proposed in honor of advocate

February 2020 WPRI CBS News Channel 12 — Emergency Oversight Commission for DCYF proposed by lawmakers

February 2020 WLNE ABC News Channel 6 — Lawmakers propose emergency oversight commission for DCYF

February 2020 WJAR NBC News Channel 10 — House introduces bill to create legislative oversight commission on DCYF

NewsTalk 630 WPRO and 99.7 FM — Members of the RI House of Representatives honor Nicholas Alahverdian with proposed resolution to create the Emergency House Oversight Commission on the RI DCYF

— April 2017 Providence Journal Op-ed: Nicholas Alahverdian | RI DCYF workers need help to protect children

— Providence Journal article: A hard lesson in what a state can do to a kid — Nicholas Alahverdian

Nicholas Alahverdian tells the story of kid dumping in 2002

Nicholas Alahverdian and Pawtucket Police Captain, East Providence Mayoral candidate and former State Rep Roberto “Bob” DaSilva: A winning team for DCYF Reform

Nicholas Alahverdian: Tortured by the Rhode Island Government – NewsNow – September 26, 2018

Bob DaSilva reintroduces bill to keep kids under DCYF care in state – East Providence Reporter – February 6, 2012

Abuse victim fights for DCYF changes – CBS News WPRI 12 – April 19, 2012 (Alternate link)

Mayor sparks controversy in how Armenian massacre will be remembered – ABC News – April 23, 2015

Suit against DCYF settled – CBS News WPRI 12 – August 22, 2013

Rep. DaSilva says R.I. pays hundreds of thousands of dollars for out-of-state care for children in state custody – Politifact – April 8, 2011

Nicholas Alahverdian claims he was abused in DCYF care – NBC News WJAR 10 – March 1, 2011

RI man’s lawsuit against state DCYF goes to court – Boston Globe – June 27, 2011

Accusations of negligence, abuse in DCYF homes – GoLocalProv – March 2, 2011

Rep. Roberto DaSilva reintroduces bill to keep kids under DCYF care in-state – State of Rhode Island General Assembly News – January 18, 2012

Nicholas Alahverdian: DCYF workers need help to protect children – The Providence Journal – April 7, 2017

The Nicholas Alahverdian Case Study: State-sponsored torture in foster care – Medium – December 16, 2017

DCYF spends $10 million sending kids out of state – GoLocalProv – September 21, 2012

DaSilva reintroduces bill to keep children under DCYF care in-state – GoLocalProv – January 18, 2012

Former foster child says Rhode Island failed him and others – The New Haven Register – August 14, 2011

Nicholas Alahverdian on Steve Klamkin and the WPRO Morning News – News Talk 630 WPRO – November 2, 2013

A survivor tells the story of kid-dumping – The Providence Journal – November 24, 2002

Former DCYF orphan billed 207k by state – CBS News WPRI 12 – September 28, 2012

Victim of abuse works for DCYF overhaul – CBS News WPRI 12 – April 8, 2011

Former RI state representative says he didn’t steal political signs – NBC News WJAR 10 – October 27, 2016

A hard lesson in what a state can do to a kid – The Providence Journal – April 20, 2012

Amended bill would make Jeremiah pay for plate – The Providence Journal – March 30, 2012

Simple twist of fate in search for dad – The Providence Journal – October 7, 2012

Lawmakers question lien note sent to orphan – The Providence Journal – September 29, 2012

Former orphan seeks permission to sue state – The Providence Journal – December 10, 2011

Former orphan sues DCYF for child abuse – The Providence Journal – April 8, 2011

Out-of-state care costly for DCYF – The Providence Journal – April 8, 2011

Bill would limit DCYF placements – The Providence Journal – March 22, 2011

Child advocate nomination moves forward to Senate – The Providence Journal – March 30, 2011 Here is an (alternate link)

Nicholas Alahverdian knows the system inside and out – The Providence Journal – February 27, 2011 Here is an (alternate link)

— Opinion Leaders agree: Judge Jeremiah’s record should be probed


Official Statements & Press Releases

March 12, 2020 — House of Representatives honors the late Nicholas Alahverdian with unanimous vote expressing condolences upon his passing

January 9, 2020 — Official Statement from the Office of Nicholas Alahverdian

News: Statement issued October 31, 2018

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Archives

Providence Journal Op-ed: Nicholas Alahverdian | RI DCYF workers need help to protect children

Torture at Manatee Palms in Florida: Nicholas Alahverdian Memo

— Proof that Rhode Island State Officials knew that former House of Representatives employee Nicholas Alahverdian, a publicity threat since being interviewed by The Providence Journal, NBC, ABC, and CBS News, was being sent as a youth to a facility where he would be tortured by convicted felons and kept away from the outside world here, here, here, and here.

Nicholas Alahverdian Lawsuit disclosing torture perpetrated by Rhode Island State Officials

— Providence Journal article: A hard lesson in what a state can do to a kid — Nicholas Alahverdian

Nicholas Alahverdian tells the story of kid dumping in 2002

— Opinion Leaders agree: Judge Jeremiah’s record should be probed

Nicholas Alahverdian and Pawtucket Police Captain, East Providence Mayoral candidate and former State Rep Roberto “Bob” DaSilva: A winning team for DCYF Reform