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Los Angeles Leader Exits a Child Welfare System Reeling from the Pandemic

1/13/2022

Los Angeles Leader Exits a Child Welfare System Reeling from the Pandemic

Bobby Cagle recently stepped down as leader of Los Angeles County’s child welfare system, citing the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Los Angeles Leader Exits a Child Welfare System Reeling from the Pandemic

11/23/2021

Los Angeles County Child Welfare Director Bobby Cagle Suddenly Steps Down

Four years into his tenure as the head of the nation’s largest local child welfare system, Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services Director Bobby Cagle is leaving his post.

2/24/2021

Deaths from COVID-19 Shake Up Colleagues in Los Angeles Child Welfare Agency

Margie Roman with her granddaughter Jessica. Photo courtesy Jessica Roman
Like many families served by the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, Margie Roman — a longtime employee of the child welfare agency — stepped up to help raise two granddaughters when the girls needed a stable home.

2/11/2020

Los Angeles County Fails to Provide Details about Another Child Death in the Antelope Valley

Late last month, another young child involved with Los Angeles County’s child welfare system died in the Antelope Valley under unknown circumstances. Unlike the headline-grabbing cases of other children dying at the hands of a parent, 19-month-old Joseph Chacon was found unresponsive in a car seat inside his foster mother’s vehicle.

Los Angeles Leader Exits a Child Welfare System Reeling from the Pandemic

1/21/2020

Los Angeles Expects Nearly $300 Million from Family First Transition Law

As implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act gradually rolls out, Los Angeles County anticipated that the move away from its special agreement on federal child welfare funding would mean an annual loss of more than $200 million.

11/22/2019

Virginia Pryor Joins Team Cagle Again, This Time at Los Angeles Department of Children and Families

Virginia Pryor, the chief of staff to Bobby Cagle when he served as Georgia’s child welfare director has been hired in the same capacity for his team at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

Los Angeles Leader Exits a Child Welfare System Reeling from the Pandemic

11/19/2019

Bobby Cagle: A Letter in Response to Imprint Coverage of Noah Cuatro Case Last Week

On November 13, The Imprint reported that in the weeks before the tragic death of Noah Cuatro, a 4-year-old Los Angeles boy, social workers with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) pleaded for his removal.

11/13/2019

EXCLUSIVE: New Details Reveal How Two Social Workers Fought, But Failed, to Save 4-Year-Old Noah Cuatro

This summer, a 4-year-old boy named Noah Cuatro was allegedly tortured and killed by his parents in Palmdale, a high desert exurb of Los Angeles County. The tragedy is still sending shockwaves through the county’s $2.9 billion child welfare agency and local government.

10/18/2019

It Takes Partnerships to Recruit and Retain Foster Parents

The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) operates the largest child welfare agency in the nation. With this comes a great responsibility, and I am extremely grateful to work each day with some of the most dedicated and passionate people in the child welfare arena.