Los Angeles

‘Party’s Over’: Kathryn Barger Wants L.A.’s Child Protection System to Change Now

On Sept. 11, I visited the wood-paneled offices of Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger for a wide-ranging discussion about the state of child welfare in the county and her district. Adding to the doleful […]

Dr. Spell with her children.
Child Welfare

Celeb Doc Files $750 Million Lawsuit Claiming L.A.’s Child Welfare Agency Falsified Evidence

Beverly Hills doctor Susan Spell has filed a new $750 million lawsuit against the county of Los Angeles and individual social workers as she continues the battle to regain custody of her children who were […]

Child Welfare

State Audit Slams Los Angeles Child Welfare Department for Leaving Children in ‘Unsafe and Abusive Situations’

A California state audit of the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) issued on Tuesday said that the department puts children at risk of abuse and neglect by failing to complete safety […]

Child Welfare

Former Foster Youth Lands $1.2M Contract to Bolster L.A.’s Child Welfare System with Outside Talent

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a plan Tuesday to bring an infusion of fresh talent and ideas into the ranks of its local child welfare professionals. The board unanimously approved a $1.2 […]