THE TRIALS OF GABRIEL FERNANDEZ is a six-part documentary series that chronicles the attempts to seek help, and subsequently justice, for an abused 8-year-old boy in Palmdale, California. On May 24, 2013, Gabriel Fernandez died as a result of multiple injuries -- including a cracked skull, broken ribs, and more -- at the hands of his mother, Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, and her boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, over an eight-month period. His death and the subsequent arrests received minimal media attention until an anonymous source released confidential documents from the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), revealing that, despite multiple notifications from family members and teachers, the abuse was overlooked or ignored by social workers. What follows is a seven-year process during which the L.A. District Attorney's office seeks to convict Fernandez's mother, Aquirre, and -- for the first time in judicial history -- the social workers involved in the case. Interviews with emergency responders, law enforcement officials, journalists, lawyers, teachers, friends, and family offer details about what happened to Fernandez and the efforts made to stop it. Extensive archival footage of court proceedings and dramatic reenactments of events also provide additional information. DCFS representatives, including some of the social workers involved, are also interviewed.