Los Angeles foster care
Philip Browning Reflects on Running L.A.’s Sprawling Child Welfare System
This week, the head of the nation’s largest child protection agency surprised his staff and the broader child welfare community by announcing his retirement. Philip Browning has served as director of the Los Angeles County’s sprawling Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for five years, the second-longest stint in the agency’s 32-year history.
Advice for Prospective Single Foster Parents
Amy Woods is a 38-year-old single foster parent living in Los Angeles County. She’s learned a lot about how to make it work on one income in an expensive city while working as a teacher and navigating the ever-changing landscape that is the foster care system.
The Great Waiver Myth
This analysis is part of The Imprint’s series entitled: “Dollars and Priorities: The Financing of Child Welfare.” As I begin this series analyzing efforts to change how the federal government finances the country’s child welfare systems, the Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration (“waiver”) program seems like a natural place to start.