Published: October 14, 2020

Disaster Preparedness Prompts DCFS to Upgrade Child Protection Hotline Phone System to Cloud-Based Technology

Contact: Amara Suarez DCFS Office of Public Affairs publicaffairs@dcfs.lacounty.gov In Southern California, October denotes the month during which the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and other organizations prepare…

Published: October 7, 2020

Success of Los Angeles County’s Online Child Abuse Reporting System Leads to Changes Statewide

Contact: Shiara Davila-Morales DCFS Office of Public Affairs publicaffairs@dcfs.lacounty.gov Mandated reporters across California will soon be able to report non-urgent suspicions of child abuse and neglect online thanks to a…

Published: September 9, 2020

Los Angeles County to Take Part in National Effort to Reimagine Child Welfare

Contact: Shiara Davila-Morales DCFS Office of Public Affairs publicaffairs@dcfs.lacounty.gov The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services announced today that it has been selected among three other jurisdictions…

Published: August 31, 2020

Press Release: Updated Child Fatality Information Now Available

Contact: Shiara Davila-Morales DCFS Office of Public Affairs publicaffairs@dcfs.lacounty.gov The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) announced today the publication of updated child fatality information on…

Published: August 10, 2020

DCFS Continues In-person Visits with Children and Families

Contact: Shiara Davila-Morales DCFS Office of Public Affairs publicaffairs@dcfs.lacounty.gov The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) reiterated today that, contrary to some news reports, child welfare…

Published: July 20, 2020

Press Release: Social workers have new tool to support educational needs of students in foster care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                     Contacts: Margo Minecki, LACOE, 562-500-5184 Amara Suarez, DCFS, 213-739-6448 LOS ANGELES (July 20, 2020) — Los Angeles County social workers now have improved connectivity to youth…

Published: July 16, 2020

Press Release: With Many School Districts Opting for Distance Learning, DCFS Finds New Ways to Promote the Child Protection Hotline

Contact: Amara Suarez DCFS Office of Public Affairs publicaffairs@dcfs.lacounty.gov Given the significant decrease in the volume of calls to the Child Protection Hotline, the Los Angeles County Department of Children…

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Statement from the Department of Children and Family Services

STATEMENT FROM THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES ON THE DISMISSAL OF CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST SOCIAL WORKERS IN GABRIEL FERNANDEZ CASE We respect the court’s decision….

Published: July 9, 2020

Statement from the Department of Children and Family Services

THIS STATEMENT IS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES Child deaths at the hands of family members or caregivers remind us of how high…

Published: July 2, 2020

Statement from the Department of Children and Family Services

STATEMENT FROM THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES The Department of Children and Family Services is committed to the safety and wellbeing of the county’s more…

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