Jasmine Demers

Jasmine Demers

Jasmine Demers is an investigative reporter for Louisville Public Media covering youth and social services. She is a corps member with Report For America, a national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms.

Unheard: Foster kids say they were hurt in state residential care in Louisville. Few were believed.

By: - November 17, 2023

This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center. It is republished from the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and Louisville Public Media.  This story contains discussions of sexual assault and the abuse and deaths of children. It was around 3:30 a.m. and most of the other residents at the Home of the Innocents were still […]

Louisville psychiatric facility settles with estate of child who died there after alleged abuse

By: - June 14, 2023

Uspiritus-Brooklawn and the estate of 7-year-old Ja’Ceon Terry reached a private settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit, just days after the judge ruled that a former employee could override her confidentiality agreement and testify about mistreatment she said she witnessed while working there. Terry was taken into state custody in 2021 and later admitted to […]