Published: November 10, 2021

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KTLA 5 Interview

DCFS Children Services Administrator Juana Aguilera participates alongside foster parents Aracely and Jose to spread the message among the Latino community that citizenship isn’t a requirement to becoming a foster…

Published: October 12, 2021

Sonrisa para cinco quinceañeras

Para cinco adolescentes hispanas que son parte del sistema de crianza del Departamento de Servicios para Niños y Familias (DCFS) del condado de los Ángeles, haber tenido su fiesta de…


Quinceañeras de hogares sustitutos celebran sus XV años con una gran fiesta en Los Ángeles

Las adolescentes de los hogares sustitutos de Los Ángeles hicieron uno de sus sueños realidad al festejar con todo el glamour y chambelanes, sus XV años. Ver Parte 1 del…

Published: September 16, 2021

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DCFS Director Bobby Cagle on KTLA 5 News

Watch DCFS Director Bobby Cagle on KTLA as he reflects on his almost four years as director of DCFS and the department’s partnership with the Raise a Child organization.

Published: September 14, 2021

Familiares cercanos: padres temporales del Departamento de Servicios de Niños y Familia de LA

En 2005, una prima de Isabel Solís luchaba para dejar el abuso de las drogas. Fue entonces que Isabel junto a su esposo, Miguel Ángel, no lo pensaron dos veces…

Published: August 23, 2021

Local foster youth get back-to-school shopping

More than 200 local youth in the foster care system were given the chance to shop for new clothes ahead of the school year Sunday. The Santa Clarita-based organization Tidings…

Published: August 19, 2021

‘The worst thing that happens in the system is a child dying’ Talking with L.A.’s DCFS director

A spate of child fatalities in the Antelope Valley — Gabriel Fernandez, Anthony Avalos and Noah Cuatro, among others — has led to calls in recent years for more resources in the underserved region….


Before a 4-year-old boy’s killing, authorities wavered on rescuing him

Maggie Hernandez dialed Los Angeles County’s child abuse hotline on a spring afternoon in 2019. She said her niece’s son, Noah Cuatro, was losing weight and had thinning hair. During…

Published: August 5, 2021

Supervisors vote to try child welfare ‘Blind Removal’ project

Racial disproportionality is widespread in child welfare, resulting in 57 percent of African-American children being removed from their families and being placed in foster care in New York. But N.Y….

Published: July 1, 2021

Jóvenes vencen la adversidad y se enfilan a la universidad

Un total de 396 jóvenes que han vivido experiencias dramáticas en sus vidas y que viven o vivieron en hogares de crianza se graduaron de la preparatoria y ya van…

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