LA County Child Welfare Chief Removed From Post

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The heavily criticized Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services is undergoing a leadership change.

The Los Angeles Times reports Monday that county Chief Executive William T. Fujioka has removed Trish Ploehn from her post as director of the department that actively supervises more than 30,000 children.

The department has been under scrutiny for mistakes that kept children in homes where they died, even after allegations of abuse or neglect.

Fujioka’s spokesman Ryan Alsop tells the Times that Ploehn is being transferred to a position in the chief executive’s office that handles administrative work unrelated to child welfare.

The Times says Ploehn sent a message to her staff saying her journey with the department has come to a close.

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  • swhit

    Anybody else and they would be sent to jail.

    • wasp

      what does that mean?

  • wasp

    They wont find a better person than Trish.

    • Duh!

      I’m sure they will find someone that does not let children die in homes where the children have been reported as being abused or neglected.

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  • Mprice

    About bloody time they did something to fix their mess, and she should go to jail!

  • derkdiggler

    Los Angeles citizens need to also be aware of Corrupt Judges who steal, cheat, lie and KILL senior citizens like Aviva K. Bobb, visit and see proof that this is going on. OUR JUDGES are stealing from us, the corruption goes deeper then we want to accept. Richard FIne a lawyer who stood up to David Yaffee was thrown in county jail for 18 month for exposing the judge for taking over $50,000 in bribes to rule against YOU the PEOPLE. Not only that YOU THE TAX payer will be paying the bill for the incarceration of Richard Fine. Google Richard Fine for more on this judge. Our government is riddled with con artists like Aviva K. Bobb, David Yaffee and others who steal, cheat, lie and KILL. They do this with the power YOU granted them. They are immune from prosecution. You need to get angry and start to see what is going on in our city.

  • Mikey

    She apeers to be past her shelflife.

  • robert

    about times. geez.

  • lol

    they should take her kids LOL

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