Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
LAPD Child Abuse Investigations Audit Raises New Questions
This week, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) released a much-anticipated report focused on its response to the nearly 4,000 allegations of serious child abuse it had marked “no investigation” from January 2018 through June 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.
California Weighs Cap on How Long Mentally Incompetent Youth Can Be Held in Juvenile Halls
With the deadline to sign legislation looming, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is considering a bill that would limit how long young people who are declared mentally unfit by a judge can be held in juvenile halls.
California Bill Would Deem Children Under 12 Too Young for Court
A bill winding its way through the California legislature would bar the juvenile justice system from hearing most cases of children younger than 12, an idea that has sparked a fierce backlash from district attorneys.
L.A. County Looks to Start Camp for Grieving Children
Every year, 40 young campers in Loma Linda, Calif., face their fears by going through a Grief Maze. The children — ages 10 to 16 — must contend with an obstacle course, rope climbing and dense fog from dry ice that’s meant to mimic the haze of emotions often felt after the loss of a loved one.