About the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)

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History of DCFS

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DCFS Mission Statement

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The DCFS Child Protection Hotline (CPH)

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The Child Welfare Roadmap

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What to Know About a DCFS Investigation

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For Parents: What to Expect

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Steps to Becoming a Resource (Foster/Adoptive) Family

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Why Become a Resource (Foster / Adoptive) Family

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Resource Family Approval: Myth vs. Fact

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Resource Family Approval Kinship Care

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Adopting Children Through Los Angeles County

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Youth in Foster Care Rights

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Assembly Bill 12 (AB12)

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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