Published: May 29, 2020

Disminuyen denuncias de abuso infantil durante pandemia

El Departamento de Niños y Familias del Condado de Los Ángeles teme que los abusos no se están reportando. Las denuncias de abuso infantil a la línea de protección de…


Caseworkers Fear Children Will Continue to Suffer Unseen in Pandemic

Seven years ago this week the death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez put a spotlight on weaknesses within Los Angeles’ child welfare system. Now social workers fear more abused children will…

Published: May 26, 2020

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Operation Love

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and the Department of Children and Family Services teamed up to provide meals with churches and non-profit businesses for Operation Love.

Published: May 22, 2020

Protecting children from abuse during the pandemic with L.A. County DCFS Director Bobby Cagle

The director of the L.A. County Department of Children & Family Services Bobby Cagle joined us live to talk about the reported abuse cases during the pandemic and the measures his…

Published: May 14, 2020

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Director Bobby Cagle on KABC 7 News

Watch Department of Children and Family Services Director Bobby Cagle discuss the disturbing downward trend of child abuse reports to the Child Protection Hotline, Foster Care Awareness Month and collaboration…

Published: May 13, 2020

Sheriff’s plan to check on high-risk kids nixed after opposition from child protective services

By RICHARD WINTON STAFF WRITER A proposal by the Los Angeles County sheriff to have deputies check on children considered at risk of abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic was rejected after the…

Published: May 11, 2020

Cae un 50% las denuncias sobre abuso infantil en Los Ángeles: las autoridades prenden las alarmas

Durante el aislamiento social y el cierre de escuelas los casos de abuso infantil dejaron de ser reportados en un 50%. Las autoridades están atentas y piden a la población…

Published: May 7, 2020

Child abuse hotline calls are down during COVID-19, but abuse fears are up

By Dr. Kelly Callahan and Dr. ChrisAnna Mink James, a gregarious, rambunctious 8-year-old, ended up at the Harbor-UCLA KIDS Hub Clinic in early March for an evaluation of suspected physical…

Published: April 21, 2020

Coronavirus shelter-at-home rules upend U.S. child abuse prevention system

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – A California case worker hears screaming as she tries to conduct a telephone session for a child abuse prevention agency; an Oregon doctor sees signs of…


Coronavirus leads to ‘alarming’ drop in child abuse reports; L.A. County sheriff plans checks

By RICHARD WINTON On a typical day, up to 1,000 calls and reports of suspected child abuse and neglect flood into the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Department of…

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