KCAL9’s Cristy Fajardo reports new social workers in Los Angeles County are now undergoing a differnt type of training – one that simulates real world conditions.
Los Angeles County prosecutors say Pearl Fernandez and Isauro Aguirre entered pleas Wednesday to murder charges with special allegations of torture. Prosecutors haven’t decided whether to seek the death penalty.
Police Tuesday continued to search for the parents of two young boys who were found wondering a busy street in South Los Angeles.
Los Angeles County social workers who staged a six-day strike say they’ve reached tentative agreement on a new contract that will lower their caseloads.
A four-day strike by county social workers ended Tuesday afternoon, with the county asking union leaders to return to the bargaining table.
Thousands of children’s social workers went on strike Thursday after contract talks with Los Angeles County officials broke down.
The grandparents of an 8-year-old boy allegedly tortured and beaten to death by his mother and her boyfriend have filed a legal claim against multiple agencies and individuals they say failed to protect their grandson from abuse.
A Palmdale couple accused of beating the woman’s 8-year-old son to death appeared before a judge for a pre-trial hearing Tuesday.
The Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) has taken the first steps to fire four employees in connection with the death of a 9-year-old Palmdale boy, county officials said Tuesday.
Social workers gathered outside the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) on Friday to protest the death of an eight-year-old boy from Palmdale.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to create a child welfare commission Tuesday.
Demonstrators Friday gathered outside the County of Los Angeles, Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to push for reform following the death of an eight-year-old boy from Palmdale.
Family and friends of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy investigators say was beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend gathered Wednesday evening at an emotional memorial service in Sylmar.
Gabriel Fernandez had suffered a skull fracture, several broken ribs and severe burn marks over various spots of his body before he was hospitalized last month, according to the LA County Sheriff’s Department.
Gabriel Fernandez died after documents showed at least six complaints of child abuse and brutality were filed with Los Angeles County DCFS.