Child Welfare

Appeals Court Refuses to Reconsider Dismissed Charges Against Social Workers in Child Death Case

A California appeals court has denied a request by the Los Angeles County District Attorney to reconsider dismissing charges against the social workers overseeing the case of Gabriel Fernandez, an 8-year-old Antelope Valley boy who […]

Child Welfare

Child Deaths Have Put L.A.’s Antelope Valley on the Map. But How Dangerous Is It for Children?

Since the news of 4-year-old Noah Cuatro’s death broke earlier this month, Los Angeles County officials and local media have latched onto a similar theme: that the sparsely populated Antelope Valley region is particularly dangerous […]

Child Welfare

L.A. Supervisor Kathryn Barger Vows to Hold a Bureaucracy That’s ‘Killing Kids’ Accountable

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion introduced by Sup. Kathryn Barger aimed at recruiting and retaining child welfare workers in the Antelope Valley and its high desert communities […]

Child Welfare

Twelve Years Later, Land Deal Yields Emergency Childcare Funds for L.A. County Kids

A subsidiary of a land developer in southern California recently made a six-figure donation to the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Forestar Chatsworth, LLC., whose parent company is Foremost Companies, […]