Big National Funders Back Plan to Help Antelope Valley After String of Child Welfare Deaths
Los Angeles County’s Antelope Valley — the remote area that has seen several of the county’s worst child welfare tragedies over the past six years — is at the center of a new philanthropic effort to prevent child maltreatment and help support vulnerable children and families.
Five Years After Blue Ribbon Commission Report, Key Part of Child Protection Safety Net Finally Takes Shape in Los Angeles
When 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez from Palmdale, Calif., died in May 2013 at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend — after years of abuse allegations called into the local child protection agency — it triggered a reckoning across Los Angeles County over why the system failed him so badly.
New Program Aims to ‘Stamp Out’ Teen Pregnancy for Foster Youth
In Los Angeles County, a new program will provide free long-term contraceptives to young women and girls who are in or at risk of entering the foster care system.
Los Angeles Supes Urged to Take Action on Maltreatment Prevention and Child Abuse Reporting System
On Tuesday, the transition team tasked with implementing the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection called on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to move faster toward increased child safety.