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 […]

Analysis

In Aftermath of Latest Child Death, L.A. Contends with Potential Foster Care Panic

In mid-July, Bobby Cagle, the director of Los Angeles County’s $2.8-billion child welfare system, visited the high desert communities of Palmdale and Lancaster, both reeling from the latest child death to strike the county. Still […]

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 […]

Justice

‘A Matter of Reproductive Justice’: L.A. Leaders Want to Stop Incarcerating Pregnant Youth

A motion at today’s Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting calls on county agencies and other stakeholders to develop a strategy to end the incarceration of pregnant youth. In 2017, 1,039 girls were booked […]

Child Welfare

In America’s Homelessness Epicenter, Local Leaders Propose Supports for Systems-Involved Youth

Amid a seemingly intractable homelessness crisis, Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors proposed Tuesday to support two youth populations long known to have serious housing instability: transition-age foster youth and young people exiting the county’s […]