Analysis

Day in Court No Sure Thing for Foster Youth

Last month, we kicked off our “Out of County, CA” series with a story about Heather Matheson. When Heather was 15, her placement near the San Fernando Valley high school she loved fell apart. Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) had hopes of placing her… […]

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Child Welfare

Foster Mother’s Day 2015

The biggest day on Los Angeles’ child welfare calendar shows what foster care is really about. When many people think about foster care, their thoughts immediately go to the heart wrenching headlines they read in […]

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Analysis

Failure to Thrive

It has been 109 days since Los Angeles County’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection (BRC) issued its final recommendations on how to reform the county’s vast child welfare apparatus. Over that time, the county’s […]