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Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Los Angeles County Leaders Order Audit of Child Welfare System

1/26/2022

Los Angeles County Leaders Order Audit of Child Welfare System

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to conduct an audit of the Department of Children and Family Services.

Los Angeles Leaders Aim to Prevent “Housing Cliff” for 1,100 Aging Out of Foster Care Dec. 31

12/7/2021

Los Angeles Leaders Aim to Prevent “Housing Cliff” for 1,100 Aging Out of Foster Care Dec. 31

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today voted to connect soon-to-be former foster youth with rapid rehousing funds and other benefits after California's moratorium on aging out of foster care ends Dec. 31.

11/16/2021

LA Leaders Order Sweeping Investigation of Toddler Gravely Abused in Foster Home

Retired Judge Michael Nash’s Office of Child Protection will lead the investigation into a 4-year-old boy’s grave injuries in a foster home. Photo courtesy of The Oprah Winfrey Network
As a 4-year-old boy lies comatose after suffering severe abuse in a Los Angeles area foster home, county leaders have ordered a full investigation into how child protective services delivered the preschooler into such a perilous home — and why he was removed from his own home in the first place. 

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Youth Justice Reimagined, but hasn't adequately invested in it.

10/13/2021

Los Angeles County Needs to Put the Money Behind its Motion to Help Justice-Involved Youth

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Youth Justice Reimagined, but hasn't adequately invested in the new juvenile justice model.

Los Angeles County Probation Burdens Youth with Fines for Low-Level Offenses, in Contrast with Justice Reforms

10/6/2021

Los Angeles County Probation Burdens Youth with Fines for Low-Level Offenses, in Contrast with Justice Reforms

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering whether to phase out the probation department's involvement with the Citation Diversion Program.

Los Angeles County Supervisors Approve Therapeutic Approaches to Youth Detention

9/15/2021

Los Angeles County Supervisors Approve Therapeutic Approaches to Youth Detention

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to expand therapeutic approaches to juvenile detention Wednesday, which includes mentorship, restorative justice programs and more time outdoors.

8/16/2021

In Pursuing Her Goals, Former Foster Youth Lands a Spot on the New Los Angeles Youth Commission

Former foster youth Amanda Hernández is on Los Angeles County's new Youth Commission, created in response to advocates’ calls for more youth involvement in public policies that impact them.

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

7/27/2021

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.

Color-blind Removal Approach Gains National Interest

7/13/2021

Los Angeles Leaders Vote to Try “Colorblind” Foster Care Decisions

Los Angeles County leaders committed to test out “colorblind removals” in child welfare cases — an attempt to correct implicit bias in the system.