Department of Children and Family Services

Newborn Girl Surrendered At LA HospitalAuthorities say a baby boy has been left at a hospital in Los Angeles under the county's Safe Surrender program.
County Agency Continues To Probe Girl's Abandonment At The GroveThe 3-year-old girl who was left at The Grove shopping center in West Los Angeles on Saturday night, and was briefly reunited with her father on Sunday afternoon, is not in her parents' custody as an investigation into the incident continues.
Social Workers Get Upgraded Training With Simulations In Cal State PartnershipKCAL9'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.
LA Airport Police Sergeant Arrested On Suspicion Of Child AbuseA 42-year-old Los Angeles Airport Police sergeant was arrested on suspicion of child abuse after allegedly using a belt on his 11-year-old son, Hawthorne police announced Thursday.
Sheen Supports Sons' Removal From Ex-Wife's Care Charlie Sheen supports a decision by child protective services to remove his twin sons from the custody of his ex-wife and have them live temporarily with another of his exes, actress Denise Richards, his spokesman said Friday.
L.A. County Officials Move Towards Creating Task Force To Halt Child ProstitutionSome children in L.A. County's foster care system are reportedly being recruited as child prostitutes and officials want a new task force to address the problem.
Judge: 'Modern Family' Star's Mom Should Not Regain Custody For NowA judge determined Tuesday that teen actress Ariel Winter's mother should not regain custody of the "Modern Family" star and that the 14-year-old should remain in her sister's care for the next several weeks.
County Officials: Probation Officer Stole Over $14,000County officials say a deputy probation officer spent over $14,000 belonging to 18 young people who trusted him with their savings for a fresh start.
Did A Los Angeles Couple Train Pit Bulls To Fight?A Lake Los Angeles couple was arrested today for possession of cocaine and for allegedly training pit bulls to fight.
SoCal Man Pleads Not Guilty To Sending Threats To Govt. OfficesA Claremont man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he sent threatening letters containing a powdery substance to local government houses.
LA County Child Welfare Chief Removed From PostThe heavily criticized Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services is undergoing a leadership change.
Child Welfare Official Says She Was HarassedA Los Angeles County child welfare official says she was harassed after claiming reports were falsified to cover up errors that led to child deaths.