Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers
Los Angeles County Tackles Long-Standing Problem of Parents Unable to Afford Court-Ordered Programs
State and local officials are tackling a widely acknowledged injustice in Los Angeles County's child welfare system: Making low-income parents pay for programs they need to complete to get their kids back from foster care.
Why These Parents Returned to a System That Took Their Kids Away
A group of newly hired parent advocates in Los Angeles with a past in the child welfare system are providing advice and assistance to others with children placed into foster care.
Hearings: In Child Welfare Court, Customer Service is Key
As a social worker with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), I face a lot of situations that are disheartening and tough to deal with. But few moments in my career have left me more disillusioned than a recent experience at the Los Angeles County courthouse in Lancaster.
The Substance Abuse Program Los Angeles Hopes Can Help Overhaul its Dependency Drug Courts
Sacramento County could hold the key to better addressing widespread substance abuse issues in Los Angeles County’s child welfare system. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a plan to improve substance abuse services to parents facing the removal of their children in dependency court by creating a family treatment court modeled on a program used in Sacramento.