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Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services works alongside other Los Angeles County agencies to ensure that we are able to provide comprehensive services to parents and families in need of assistance. Some of the county agencies we work with include:
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The Commission for Children and Families is the only Commission in Los Angeles County that focuses solely on issues impacting at-risk children and families. Appointed by the Board of Supervisors, members of the Commission bring additional experience and expertise to support the Department of Children and Family Services, the Office of Child Protection and other stakeholders in creating more effective systems of care, facilitating the development of community, faith-based and philanthropic partnerships, and advising the Board on key opportunities and challenges concerning vulnerable children and families.
The mission of the Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (ICAN) is to improve the lives of children and families at risk and those served by the child welfare and protection systems. Founded in 1977 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, ICAN brings together representatives from various government agencies and non-government organizations (NGOs) to share information, build relationships and improve services for the identification, prevention, treatment, and protection of children in Los Angeles County.
DCFS partners with organizations already working within local communities to provide support services, assistance, and guidance for parents, youth, and caregivers across Los Angeles County. Community Based Organizations (CBOs) provide services including:
To connect with a CBO where you live, talk to your social worker or call the DCFS regional office closest to you. They will be able to connect you to the help you need.
DCFS partners closely with local Foster Family Agencies (FFAs) to ensure children who cannot remain safely in their home have the highest quality caregivers. If you are considering becoming a foster or adoptive parent, you may do so through DCFS or through any of our partner agencies.