Published: March 13, 2020

Coronavirus – COVID 19 – Updates

DCFS leadership is working closely with health officials in LA County to address concerns and prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Although information is evolving quickly, please…

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 publicaffairs@dcfs.lacounty.gov (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 21, 2020

Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services Kicks Off Invest LA Community Engagement Forums in San Fernando & Santa Clarita Valleys

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2020 Contact:  Juana Aguilera DCFS Office of Public Affairs (213) 739-6448 Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services Kicks Off Invest LA Community…

Published: January 7, 2020

DCFS Celebrates The Passage of the Family First Transition Act

DCFS applauds the enactment of a new federal child welfare law that will ultimately support vulnerable children and families After years of Los Angeles County advocacy, the Department of Children…

Published: November 7, 2019

The Official Launch of Invest LA

The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) launched its Invest LA initiative on October 28, 2019 to resounding success! DCFS brought together more than 200 stakeholders…

Published: September 27, 2019

Casey Family Programs Report: Real-Time Information Sharing Between Child Protection and Law Enforcement

Casey Family Programs developed the attached strategy brief on real-time information sharing between child protection and law enforcement. Both child protective services and law enforcement have critical data about families,…

Published: September 11, 2019

DCFS to Unveil new Compton-Carson Regional Office

  Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas will join with Los Angeles County leaders, including Department of Children and Family Services Director Bobby D. Cagle, Department of Public Health Director Dr. Gloria Ferrer…

Published: February 18, 2019

IV-E Waiver: An Innovative System that Strengthens Families

The number one priority of the child welfare system is to keep children safe from neglect and abuse. To achieve this mission, child welfare agencies are funded primarily through Title…

Published: November 13, 2018

Over 200 Adoptions from Foster Care Finalized in Los Angeles County at the 19th Annual National Adoption Day

On Saturday, November 17th, 148 families will celebrate the adoptions of 202 children at the Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court in Monterey Park. On National Adoption Day, more than 450…

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