Published: September 9, 2020

Los Angeles County to Take Part in National Effort to Reimagine Child Welfare

Contact: Shiara Davila-Morales DCFS Office of Public Affairs publicaffairs@dcfs.lacounty.gov The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services announced today that it has been selected among three other jurisdictions…

Published: August 31, 2020

23 L.A. Children Died of Suspected Abuse, Neglect in First Five Months of 2020

Between January and May of this year, 23 children died of suspected or confirmed abuse or neglect, including drownings and traffic deaths, according to updated information provided Monday on the…

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Press Release: Updated Child Fatality Information Now Available

Contact: Shiara Davila-Morales DCFS Office of Public Affairs publicaffairs@dcfs.lacounty.gov The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) announced today the publication of updated child fatality information on…

Published: August 10, 2020

DCFS Continues In-person Visits with Children and Families

Contact: Shiara Davila-Morales DCFS Office of Public Affairs publicaffairs@dcfs.lacounty.gov The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) reiterated today that, contrary to some news reports, child welfare…

Published: August 6, 2020

Adopciones en tiempo de pandemia

Reportaje Especial por Estrella TV Noticias 62 La pandemia ha cambiado la vida de muchos de nosotros y con estos cambios también las adopciones de menores se han transformado.

Published: July 22, 2020

Se impuso a la deportación de sus padres y con ayuda de los hogares de crianza va a la universidad

Los Ángeles — En el camino hacia la educación superior, Rebecca León tuvo que sobreponerse a una vorágine de cambios que incluyeron la deportación de sus padres y un desplazamiento…

Published: July 20, 2020

Press Release: Social workers have new tool to support educational needs of students in foster care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                     Contacts: Margo Minecki, LACOE, 562-500-5184 Amara Suarez, DCFS, 213-739-6448 LOS ANGELES (July 20, 2020) — Los Angeles County social workers now have improved connectivity to youth…

Published: July 16, 2020

Press Release: With Many School Districts Opting for Distance Learning, DCFS Finds New Ways to Promote the Child Protection Hotline

Contact: Amara Suarez DCFS Office of Public Affairs publicaffairs@dcfs.lacounty.gov Given the significant decrease in the volume of calls to the Child Protection Hotline, the Los Angeles County Department of Children…

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Statement from the Department of Children and Family Services

STATEMENT FROM THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES ON THE DISMISSAL OF CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST SOCIAL WORKERS IN GABRIEL FERNANDEZ CASE We respect the court’s decision….

Published: July 14, 2020

Child Welfare Workers Prioritize In-Person Visits To Identify Abuse

By City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Child welfare workers who relied on virtual technology for some non-emergency family visits during the pandemic are now prioritizing face-to-face meetings as a…

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