Hilda Solis

More Housing Will Soon Open Up for L.A. Former Foster Youth


L.A. County to Provide Income to Transition-Age Youth

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors announced a $7.7 million plan for guaranteed income to transition-age youth.


L.A. County Offers Struggling Youth First Work Experience as Economy Gears Back Up

L.A. County's Youth@Work program provides vulnerable youth ages 14 to 24 with their first paid work experience as the economy re-opens.

More Housing Will Soon Open Up for L.A. Former Foster Youth


L.A. County Moves to Reduce Hidden Costs of Incarceration

Following impassioned testimony from more than a dozen advocates for incarcerated people and their families, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to come up with a plan that would ban expensive collect calls and markups on commissary items in jails and juvenile detention facilities.


L.A. County Considers Free Phone Calls From Jails and Juvenile Halls

Collect calls from all Los Angeles County jails and juvenile detention facilities would be free, and commissary items like deodorant and snacks would be reasonably priced, under a proposal being considered Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.


Los Angeles County Expands Kinship Care Efforts

Photo by Dominque Ross
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to expand a program that has helped drive kinship placements of children in its foster care system to nearly twice the national average.


After the Tragic Death of an LGBTQ Foster Youth, Few Answers for His Family

The family of a 19-year-old transgender foster youth who recently committed suicide said Los Angeles child welfare officials repeatedly ignored their pleas for mental health services and placement with a relative.


    Controversy Over 4-Year-Old’s Death Intensifies at L.A. County Child Welfare Meeting

    On Monday, the tension that has gripped Los Angeles County’s child welfare establishment since the mysterious July death of 4-year-old Noah Cuatro spilled out into public view. At a meeting of the county’s Commission for Children and Families, the chiefs of both the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Office of Child Protection (OCP) grew visibly and audibly frustrated with commissioners’ questions about the Cuatro case.


    Key Details in 4-Year-Old’s Mysterious Death Should Emerge Soon

    On July 9, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva stepped to the lectern during a press conference focused on the suspicious death of 4-year-old Noah Cuatro. Four days earlier, on July 5, Noah’s parents called 911 claiming that their son had drowned in their high desert apartment complex pool.


    In Aftermath of Latest Child Death, L.A. Contends with Potential Foster Care Panic

    In mid-July, Bobby Cagle, the director of Los Angeles County’s $2.8-billion child welfare system, visited the high desert communities of Palmdale and Lancaster, both reeling from the latest child death to strike the county.