Child Welfare

California Child Welfare System Braces for Coronavirus Impact 

As state and local leaders throughout Los Angeles County and statewide work to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, concerns remain about how such measures could impact youth and families involved with the child […]

Child Welfare

Los Angeles Looks to Expand Program to Get High-Needs Foster Youth Out of Shelters and Into Homes

Jacqueline* was 13 when she first entered the Los Angeles foster care system in March 2015. She had severe mental health issues, and her mother couldn’t give her the high-level care she needed at home. […]

Juvenile Justice

California’s Plan to Raise the Age of Its Youth Justice System Heads to the Legislature

A plan to expand California’s youth justice system to include 18- and 19-year-olds is heading to the state legislature. State Senator Nancy Skinner (D) is advancing Senate Bill (SB) 889, which would expand the jurisdiction […]

Child Welfare

Appeals Court Refuses to Reconsider Dismissed Charges Against Social Workers in Child Death Case

A California appeals court has denied a request by the Los Angeles County District Attorney to reconsider dismissing charges against the social workers overseeing the case of Gabriel Fernandez, an 8-year-old Antelope Valley boy who […]