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. […]

Child Welfare

Los Angeles County Fails to Provide Details about Another Child Death in the Antelope Valley

Late last month, another young child involved with Los Angeles County’s child welfare system died in the Antelope Valley under unknown circumstances. Unlike the headline-grabbing cases of other children dying at the hands of a […]

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Blue Ribbon Commission

Old Judge, New Bench

By Holden Slattery A young man wearing a spotless suit and a tie walks into the courtroom. He looks confident and poised. He could be a lawyer—only he’s too young. The teenager, Javier, is at […]