Child Welfare

Family of Noah Cuatro Takes First Step in Suing Los Angeles County for Upwards of $10 Million

The family of Noah Cuatro, the 4-year-old Palmdale boy who died under suspicious circumstances in July, has taken the first step in suing Los Angeles County for more than $10 million. Two notices of claim […]

Blue Ribbon Commission

Hiring More Social Workers is Key to L.A. Supervisor’s Plan to Prevent Child Deaths like 4-Year-Old Noah Cuatro’s

Moving swiftly in the wake of the third high-profile child death to strike Los Angeles’ high desert in the past six years, L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger intends to boost the area’s beleaguered child welfare […]

Child Welfare

The Substance Abuse Program Los Angeles Hopes Can Help Overhaul its Dependency Drug Courts

Sacramento County could hold the key to better addressing widespread substance abuse issues in Los Angeles County’s child welfare system. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a plan to improve […]

Child Welfare

L.A. Turns to Religious Communities to Help with Foster Home Shortage and Racial Disparities

As Los Angeles County struggles to maintain enough foster homes to house the youth in its care, county leaders are looking to the faith community to better support the child welfare system. The Board of […]

Child Welfare

Virginia Pryor, Acting Head of Georgia Child Welfare, Joining Her Old Boss in Los Angeles

Eight months after Bobby Cagle left Georgia to head the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, his former right hand is L.A.-bound to work on child welfare issues with him again. Virginia […]