Child Welfare Spokesman Now Speaks for the Dead
In late September, the lead spokesman for Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services took a “special assignment” at the coroner’s office. If Armand Montiel thought the morgue would be a more low key workplace, he was in for a rude awakening.
L.A. Weighs Traditional Risk Assessment and Predictive Analytics in Wake of Child Death
In response to the death of an 11-year-old boy, Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors will discuss a motion Tuesday that calls for a re-evaluation of how the county’s child protection system measures risk.
With High Caseloads, L.A. County Again Faces Overstays in Shelters
Three months after Los Angeles County shifted many hard-to-place children in foster care from two emergency shelters to four private contractors, the issue of children staying too long before finding a home persists.
Los Angeles Youth “Welcome Center” to Open
By Ziyue Yan After months of criticism of Los Angeles County’s use of a makeshift dormitory to house older adolescents entering foster care, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will be opening a new facility for those youth on April 10.