Carissa Spurlock, Torrance DCFS Office, is a champion for families. She goes above and beyond to keep families together and reunite families wherever possible. In one case, a child’s grandmother…Read The Full Story »
With one in eight American children suffering a confirmed case of neglect or abuse by age 18, there are currently more than 400,000 children in foster care in the U.S., a number that continues to grow each year.
Drawing on unprecedented access, FOSTER explores the often-misunderstood world of foster care through compelling stories from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, the largest county child welfare agency in the country. The documentary mixes firsthand accounts of people navigating the system with insights from social workers, advocates and others, offering a realistic but hopeful perspective on a community that needs society’s support.
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5:00 p.m. In & Out Burger Truck (with registration)
6:00 p.m. Movie & Panel Discussion