Published: July 8, 2020

DCFS Director Bobby Cagle on KABC 7 News

Watch Department of Children and Family Services Director Bobby Cagle discuss the department’s plan to place social workers in Antelope Valley schools, an update on in-person visits and foster youth…

Published: July 7, 2020

Una joven bajo el cuidado de un hogar de crianza cuenta su historia de superación

Hay en el Condado de Los Ángeles 18,000 menores que por distintos motivos no pueden vivir con sus padres, por esto están con familiares o terminan en hogares de crianza….

Published: July 2, 2020

Statement from the Department of Children and Family Services

STATEMENT FROM THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES The Department of Children and Family Services is committed to the safety and wellbeing of the county’s more…

Published: June 10, 2020

L.A. County Wins Award for ‘Moving Families from the Hotline to a Helpline’ Program

Los Angeles County’s “Moving Families from the Hotline to a Helpline” — which ensures families are receiving child abuse prevention support services — has been recognized with an Achievement Award…

Published: June 4, 2020

Black Lives Matter Message

DCFS Friends and Family, We are living through one of the most difficult times in our nation’s recent history. The roots of the civil unrest taking place run deep; all…


Utilizarán las visitas virtuales para detectar casos de abuso infantil en el condado de Los Ángeles

Los Ángeles — Con el año escolar a punto de terminar y los contagios de coronavirus a la orden del día, la alianza entre el Departamento de Servicios para Niños y Familias del…

Published: June 3, 2020

Press Release: DCFS, LACOE Team to Enhance Child Safety During Summer Months

Contact: Shiara Davila-Morales DCFS Office of Public Affairs (213) 739-6448 Margo Minecki LACOE Communications Department (562) 500-4000 Los Angeles – June 3, 2020 – With the school year…

Published: May 29, 2020

Disminuyen denuncias de abuso infantil durante pandemia

El Departamento de Niños y Familias del Condado de Los Ángeles teme que los abusos no se están reportando. Las denuncias de abuso infantil a la línea de protección de…


Caseworkers Fear Children Will Continue to Suffer Unseen in Pandemic

Seven years ago this week the death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez put a spotlight on weaknesses within Los Angeles’ child welfare system. Now social workers fear more abused children will…

Published: May 26, 2020

Operation Love

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and the Department of Children and Family Services teamed up to provide meals with churches and non-profit businesses for Operation Love.

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