Published: March 25, 2020

Helping Families by the Numbers

One virtue of big data is that it can unlock patterns that bring important insights about helping vulnerable children and families. Numbers, it is said, do not lie. Jacquelyn McCroskey,…

Published: March 11, 2020

Los Angeles County Launches New Campaign to Recruit More Latino Foster Parents for Thousands of Children in Need of Loving Homes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2020 For Information: Amara Suarez DCFS Public Affairs (213) 739-6448 More than 19,000 children are in foster care in Los Angeles County, over 50% are…

Published: March 3, 2020

Statement From the Department of Children and Family Services on “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez” NETFLIX Documentary Series

“Los Angeles County, and specifically the Antelope Valley community, have lived with the awful tragedy of Gabriel Fernandez’s death for the last seven years. What happened to Gabriel was horrific…

Published: February 27, 2020

Antelope Valley Press: Letter to the Editor

Originally Published: February 12, 2020 Dear AV Press Editor, As the Director of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), I share many of the same concerns expressed in…

Published: February 26, 2020

Inician foros comunitarios para evitar los casos de abusos contra menores de edad

Por Luis Treto • Publicado el 20 de febrero del 2020 • Actualizado a las 8:42 pm del 20 de febrero del 2020 La presunta negligencia de trabajadores sociales y supervisores ha llevado a la muerte en los…

Published: February 3, 2020

County tests online child abuse reports

By Rachel Looker    In Los Angeles County, a pilot program has combined technology with traditional methods to improve the efficiency of reporting child abuse cases. The Child Abuse Reporting Electronic…

Published: January 27, 2020

Los Angeles Expects Nearly $300 Million from Family First Transition Law

As implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act gradually rolls out, Los Angeles County anticipated that the move away from its special agreement on federal child welfare funding would…


El Valle se San Fernando redobla refuerzos para el Censo 2020

Por: Jacqueline García | 22 de Enero 2020 En el Valle de San Fernando ya se redoblan esfuerzos para lograr que todos sus residentes, sin importar su estatus migratorio o…

Published: December 6, 2019

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A homecoming where wishes come true

Home for the holidays took on a special meaning for 236 local kids who were officially adopted on the 20th anniversary of National Adoption Day, where courts around the country…


Corte de LA otorga la custodia legal de 232 menores durante el Día Nacional de la Adopción

Por: Jorge Luis Macías / Especial para La Opinión | 24 de Noviembre 2019 Zelali, Zyara, Zyada, Zachaeus, Zerenity, Zavier y Zethal son los siete pequeños, de entre 4 y…

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