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 know that we are monitoring developments and working closely to communicate with parents, youth, and caregivers involved with DCFS.   We will be updating this information as we get additional guidance and answers from our various partners.

DCFS will continue in its child protection work and provide essential services to families while taking precautionary measures to protect our staff that engage directly with families.

Please note: Effective March 16th and until further notice all DCFS offices are closed to the public.  Our sites will remain open to employees only as we continue to provide services to the children and families we serve.

If you are a parent, youth, caregiver or service provider involved with DCFS and have any questions about this, we encourage you to email us at COVID19Info@dcfs.lacounty.gov.

General Information

Frequently Asked Questions [click here]
Preguntas Frecuentes  [clic aqui]

Information for Parents
Information for Contracted Providers
  • 03/24/2020 – Frequently Asked Questions [click here]
  • 03/17/2020 – Communication for Providers  [click here]
Information for Resource (Foster) Parents
  • 03/27/2020 – COVID-19 Home Care Instructions for Resource (Foster) Parents [click here]
  • 03/27/2020 – COVID-19 Information for Resource (Foster) Parents [click here]  |  COVID-19 Información para padres de crianza [clic aqui]
  • 03/24/2020 – Communication for Resource (Foster) Parents [click here]  |  Comunicación para padres de crianza [clic aqui]
  • 03/13/2020 – Message for Resource (Foster) Parents  [click here]  |  Mensaje para padres de crianza  [clic aqui]
Information for Youth


COVID-19 Information and Updates

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Child Protection Hotline

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Toll Free within California

(800) 540-4000

Outside of California

(213) 639-4500

TDD - Hearing Imparied

(800) 272-6699