Los Angeles Hopes Tech Investment Can Improve Visitation for Foster Children
Los Angeles County’s child welfare agency is betting that improved technology and analysis can make its family visitation process more efficient for kids and parents. The county’s Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) will use a $130,000 contribution from philanthropic partners and $30,000 in county funds to move ahead with a plan to use high-tech mapping to improve court-ordered visitations for the 18,000 children placed in the county’s foster care system.
Is This App the Key to Reunifying Los Angeles Families?
The immensity of Los Angeles County’s foster care visitation challenge is hard to fathom. When a child is removed from the custody of his or her family due to abuse and neglect, a key part of the reunification process is ensuring that child can visit with his or her parent.
Know Before You Go Website for Los Angeles Transition-age Youth
The Alliance for Children, in partnership with the Children’s Law Center of California, recently launched a new website and mobile app to educate and empower foster youth to achieve self-sufficiency as they transition out of the child welfare system.