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Driven by evidence that child welfare decision-makers judge parents of color more harshly and are more likely to remove their children, there is growing interest in a program that proposes to weed out racial bias when social workers weighing allegations of abuse and neglect decide whether to remove a child from their parents.
Tiffany Haddish Launches Internship Program for Foster Youth Interested in Showbiz
Actor and comedian Tiffany Haddish has launched a program for current and former California foster youth to receive paid internships in media, arts and entertainment. Haddish’s She Ready Productions, in partnership with the nonprofit Ready to Succeed, will provide the youth selected with training, mentorship and networking possibilities.
Deaths from COVID-19 Shake Up Colleagues in Los Angeles Child Welfare Agency
Historic Board Vote Transforms Policing in Los Angeles Schools
Los Angeles Unified Explores Alternatives to School Police
Los Angeles County Expands Kinship Care Efforts
Los Angeles District Attorney Faces Resistance Over Justice Reforms
L.A. Kings Sport CalHOPE Logo on Helmet, Face Off for Youth in Crisis Amid Pandemic
The Los Angeles Kings hockey club is sticking up for the Southern California community’s mental health this season as coronavirus precautions drag toward their 12th month. Starting with Thursday’s season opener against the Minnesota Wild at the Staples Center and going coast to coast through all home and away games, fans will see the words “California Hope” emblazoned on each side of players’ helmets.
Los Angeles CASA Leader Departs to Head New Probation Oversight Effort
Wendelyn Julien, the CEO of Los Angeles County’s Court-Appointed Special Advocates program, is stepping down from her position at the end of the month after she was chosen to lead a new local office that will oversee the Probation Department.
State, L.A. Agree on Plan to Improve Conditions of Juvenile Detention
More than two years after the California Department of Justice launched an investigation into deficient and inhumane conditions in Los Angeles County’s juvenile detention facilities, the county and its school district settled on plans to clean up the problems over the next four years.