Focus on the Figures

Focus on the Figures: Miles from Home

Our reporting shows that one in five California foster youth will be moved out of the county they originally called home. The “net exporting” counties like San Francisco, where we see as many as 60 percent of foster youth crossing county lines… […]

Children's Mental Health

Out of County, CA: Going the Distance

Heather, slight and precocious, made her Los Angeles County high school’s track team as a freshman.

It was a major feat, something to be proud of in the maelstrom of the 14 year-old’s life. Only months before, the county’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) had removed Heather […]