Published: July 2, 2024

Meta cumplida: 156 adolescentes que crecieron en hogares de crianza se gradúan

Víctor León, de Los Ángeles, se enfila para ser un maestro de matemáticas;  Aleena Ortega, de West Covina, tiene como meta ser periodista y Emily Lesage, de Van Nuys, aspira…

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Top Student: Victor Leon celebrated for academic success

DTLA resident Victor Leon, 18, was among nearly 160 college-bound youth in foster care honored at a graduation ceremony hosted by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family…

Published: June 27, 2024

College-Bound LA Youth in Foster Care Celebrated at Walt Disney Concert Hall

ABC 7 highlights DCFS Celebration event honoring the youth in foster care heading to college.

Published: June 26, 2024

Youth in Foster Care Celebrated for Academic Success at Graduation Ceremony

The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) honored nearly 160 college-bound youth in foster care at a graduation ceremony where family, friends and social workers celebrated…

Published: June 6, 2024

Supporting Families: Revised Definition of General Neglect Explained (AB 2085)

In this episode of LACOE’s “Ed Buzz,” DCFS Director Brandon T. Nichols discusses how to best protect all L.A. children and support families in light of AB 2085, which makes…

Published: June 5, 2024

County, Credit Union Team to Offer Adult-Free Banking for Youth in Care

ABC 7 features a new program helping young people exiting foster care open a bank account and obtain financial literacy.

Published: May 23, 2024

Episode 17 – Upfront Family Finding Los Angeles County DCFS

Numbers can reveal profound narratives and the story of Upfront Family Finding in Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is inspiring. In the space of two years, LA…

Published: May 8, 2024

Child Abuse Prevention

LA City Youth Council members talked about child abuse prevention with LA County Department of Children and Family Services Chief Deputy Director Jennie Feria and LA Police Department Internet Crimes…

Published: May 6, 2024

Hotline to Help Care for Foster Youth in Crisis Slated to be Cut from California Budget

At the height of the pandemic, Ed Center and his husband’s 10-year-old adoptive son Hoku had been inside for days, sullen and addicted to YouTube. Hours-long tantrums followed requests to…

Published: May 1, 2024

State and Local Agencies Improve Child Services Intake and Outreach Communications

When the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) sought to modernize its contact center, IT leaders took the opportunity to shift from an on-premises infrastructure to a cloud-based one….

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