Notice: A settlement has been reached in Katie A. et al. v. Diana Bontá et al.
Information about how to participate, and how the settlement may affect your rights, is available here.
The notice postcard, is available here. For more information, please visit the settlement website at or contact the Settlement Administrator at 1-888-212-3832.
Aviso: Se ha llegado a un acuerdo en Katie A. et al. c. Diana Bonta et al.
La información sobre cómo participar y cómo el acuerdo puede afectar sus derechos, está disponible aquí.
La notificación en tarjeta postal, está disponible aquí. Para más información, por favor visite el sitio web del acuerdo en, o contacte al Administrador del Acuerdo llamando al 1-888-212-3832.

Welcome to the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services

The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services promotes child safety and well-being by partnering with communities to strengthen families, keeping children at home whenever possible, and connecting them with stable, loving homes in times of need.


As a parent, receiving a call or visit from DCFS can be concerning. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, in crisis, or just need support to parent your children, DCFS is there to help ensure that your children are safe.


Being in foster care can be difficult. Whether you need assistance with school, employment, living independently or you are looking for more resources, we can point you toward the information you need. You deserve to be heard, and we are here to listen.


Opening up your home to a child—whether temporarily or permanently—can be both rewarding and daunting. Whether you are the relative of a child in need, a prospective foster parent, or hoping to adopt, DCFS is here to guide you through the process.

Our Partners

DCFS is proud to partner closely with other county departments as well as with advocacy groups, faith-based community groups, immigrant rights advocates, and many others who share the goal of protecting children.

Upcoming Events & Classes

Sep 30
SCV Human Trafficking Prevention Summit

College of the Canyons — 8:45 AM to 12:00 PM

Nov 12
American Hero’s Air Show

Hansen Dam Sports Complex — 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Child Protection Hotline

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Toll Free within California

(800) 540-4000

Outside of California

(213) 639-4500

TDD - Hearing Imparied

(800) 272-6699