Published: March 25, 2020

Helping Families by the Numbers

One virtue of big data is that it can unlock patterns that bring important insights about helping vulnerable children and families. Numbers, it is said, do not lie. Jacquelyn McCroskey,…

Published: March 17, 2020

Statement from the Department of Children and Family Services on COVID-19

We recognize that this is a challenging time for the community right now and that many are fearful or anxious. Along with carrying out our responsibility to protect Los Angeles…

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 (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 27, 2020

Antelope Valley Press: Letter to the Editor

Originally Published: February 12, 2020 Dear AV Press Editor, As the Director of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), I share many of the same concerns expressed in…

Published: February 26, 2020

Inician foros comunitarios para evitar los casos de abusos contra menores de edad

Por Luis Treto • Publicado el 20 de febrero del 2020 • Actualizado a las 8:42 pm del 20 de febrero del 2020 La presunta negligencia de trabajadores sociales y supervisores ha llevado a la muerte en los…

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: February 3, 2020

County tests online child abuse reports

By Rachel Looker    In Los Angeles County, a pilot program has combined technology with traditional methods to improve the efficiency of reporting child abuse cases. The Child Abuse Reporting Electronic…

Published: January 27, 2020

Los Angeles Expects Nearly $300 Million from Family First Transition Law

As implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act gradually rolls out, Los Angeles County anticipated that the move away from its special agreement on federal child welfare funding would…

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