Child Welfare

No Need for Bullying in The Debate on Homeschooling

As COVID-19 continues to destroy lives and the economy, forcing millions of American parents to begin teaching their children at home, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took to Twitter to call for […]

Child Welfare

Months After Promising an Audit, L.A. Police Fail to Explain Why 4,000 Child Abuse Reports Weren’t Investigated

Nearly three months after the Los Angeles Police Department vowed to find out why the department had not investigated 4,000 reported cases of child abuse, an in-depth audit of the cases is still not ready […]

Blue Ribbon Commission

EXCLUSIVE: New Details Reveal How Two Social Workers Fought, But Failed, to Save 4-Year-Old Noah Cuatro

This summer, a 4-year-old boy named Noah Cuatro was allegedly tortured and killed by his parents in Palmdale, a high desert exurb of Los Angeles County. The tragedy is still sending shockwaves through the county’s […]

Child Welfare

Many Small L.A. County Police Departments Struggle to Investigate Child Abuse Referrals

Last week, an investigation by The Chronicle of Social Change revealed that the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) had not investigated 4,000 serious cases of child abuse during 2018 and the first half of 2019. […]

Child Welfare

LAPD Pledges Immediate Audit of 4,000 Child Abuse Cases That Were Not Investigated

Swiftly following The Chronicle of Social Change‘s story this week exposing that the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) had not investigated 4,000 allegations of serious child abuse in 2018-19, a top officer with the department […]

Los Angeles

Controversy Over 4-Year-Old’s Death Intensifies at L.A. County Child Welfare Meeting

On Monday, the tension that has gripped Los Angeles County’s child welfare establishment since the mysterious July death of 4-year-old Noah Cuatro spilled out into public view. At a meeting of the county’s Commission for […]