Published: May 23, 2024

Episode 17 – Upfront Family Finding Los Angeles County DCFS

Numbers can reveal profound narratives and the story of Upfront Family Finding in Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is inspiring. In the space of two years, LA…

Published: May 8, 2024

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Child Abuse Prevention

LA City Youth Council members talked about child abuse prevention with LA County Department of Children and Family Services Chief Deputy Director Jennie Feria and LA Police Department Internet Crimes…

Published: May 6, 2024

Hotline to Help Care for Foster Youth in Crisis Slated to be Cut from California Budget

At the height of the pandemic, Ed Center and his husband’s 10-year-old adoptive son Hoku had been inside for days, sullen and addicted to YouTube. Hours-long tantrums followed requests to…

Published: May 1, 2024

State and Local Agencies Improve Child Services Intake and Outreach Communications

When the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) sought to modernize its contact center, IT leaders took the opportunity to shift from an on-premises infrastructure to a cloud-based one….

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Kym Renner and youth in foster care speak with KTLA 5 for RaiseAChild

DCFS Deputy Director Kym Renner joined KTLA 5 News anchors Lu Parker and Glenn Walker to talk about finding permanent homes for youth in foster care such as Woodrow, 13….

Published: January 22, 2024

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Joseph Prusak and youth in foster care speak with KTLA 5 for RaiseAChild

This interview features Joseph Prusak, Division Chief at the Los Angeles County DCFS and Beverly, a 7th grade youth in foster care hoping for an adoptive family. RaiseAChild and DCFS…

Published: December 15, 2023

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Holiday Party for Foster Youth

Supervisor Kathryn Barger hosted the annual DCFS Holiday Party at Magic Mountain.

Published: December 14, 2023

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500 lives changed in the spirit of Christmas and thrill

The Santa Clarita Valley Signal Through the partnership of Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Six Flags Magic Mountain, ABC7’s Spark of Love and the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Irene and 500…

Published: December 7, 2023

California can take kids from abused moms. Why the separation can harm both

Worried that her abusive partner would kill her or her boys, Jackie had nowhere to go and no one to ask for help. She said her partner had angry outbursts,…

Published: December 6, 2023

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A season for fostering

Adoption awareness agency Raise A Child created a festive tree grove in Century City in partnership with the Department of Children and Family Services to encourage families to consider fostering…

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