Director Brandon T. Nichols

Brandon T. Nichols

Brandon T. Nichols became Director of DCFS in July 2022.  He is well respected throughout Los Angeles County and is an accomplished professional with more than 20 years of expertise in child welfare, foster care, adoptions, and mental health.  The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed Mr. Nichols to the role of director during the June 14 Board meeting, with a start date of July 1.

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Senior Deputy Directors

Diane Iglesias

Senior Deputy Director, Government Accountability and Risk Management

Diane Iglesias is a Senior Deputy Director for the Department of Children and Family Services with oversight of the Risk Management, Litigation, Commercially Sexually Exploited Children’s divisions within the Department.

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Cynthia McCoy- Miller

Senior Deputy Director, Mega Bureau

Cynthia McCoy-Miller is a Senior Deputy Director with the County of Los Angeles, Department of Children and Family Services having administrative oversight for the Contracts Services Bureau, Finance and Administrative Services Bureau, and Business Information Systems Division.

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DCFS Executive Leadership

Teri Badia
Deputy Director
Service Bureau 4

Reginald Carter
Deputy Director
Specialized Response Services

Jennie Feria

Deputy Director
Service Bureau 1

Amoreena Jaffe
Deputy Director
Service Bureau 2

Edward Liao, MD
Medical Director

Angela Parks-Pyles

Deputy Director
Contract Services

Frank Ramos

Deputy Director
Service Bureau 3

Kym Renner

Deputy Director
Juvenile Court and Adoption

Ronique Ross

Executive Assistant to the Director

Rogelio Tapia

Administrative Deputy
Finance and Administration

DCFS Regional Offices

DCFS is comprised of 20 regional offices to serve the needs of children and families throughout Los Angeles County’s geography.

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Board of Supervisors

The five-member Board of Supervisors, created by the State Legislature in 1852, is the governing body of the County of Los Angeles and its departments. The Board of Supervisors is the overseeing body of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.

Board of Supervisors

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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