Appeals Court Throws Out Criminal Charges Against 4 Social Workers In Torture, Murder Of Gabriel FernandezIn a 2-1 opinion, the three-justice panel concluded there was no probable cause to hold the two social workers and their supervisors on the charges.
Report Says LAPD Failed To Investigate Nearly 4,000 Cases Of Child AbuseThe report comes from The Chronicle of Social Change -- a new site that reports on child welfare issues.
Report: Removing Noah Cuatro From Parents' Home In May Would Have Been 'Premature'The Los Angeles County Office of Child Protection released a report Wednesday that found the department acted "appropriately" in handling the child welfare case of 4-year-old Noah Cuatro, who died July 6 under suspicious circumstances.
'Now We're Planning A Funeral': Attorney Lashes Out At Agency Over Death Of Noah CuatroThe parents of 4-year-old Noah Cuatro say he drowned in a community pool at the family’s home in Palmdale – but his great-grandmother says he was abused and there is evidence to prove it.
LA County, Abusers To Pay Teen Girl Over $45M In Sexual Abuse CaseA jury Thursday found in favor of an El Monte girl whose lawsuit alleged two social workers with DCFS suspected she was being molested but didn't notify the county.
Family, Teachers Protest Alleged DCFS Inaction Following Death Of 2nd Abused BoyDCFS claims it received more than a dozen calls about the suspected abuse of 10-year-old Anthony Avalos of Lancaster. The boy died in June from a head injury, and now his mother and her boyfriend are in custody accused of murder and torture.
Mom, Boyfriend Charged With Murder, Torture In Death Of Boy, 10Prosecutors have charged a mother and her boyfriend with murder and torture in the death of the woman's 10-year-old son.
DCFS: Lancaster Boy Said 'He Liked Boys And Girls' Before His DeathDCFS admitted that it had been aware of child abuse allegations at Anthony Avalos’ home for years.
Director: DCFS Received 13 Calls, 8 Times Visited Home Of Lancaster Boy Who Died Under Suspicious CircumstancesThe director of the Los Angeles County Dept. of Child and Family Services says the agency was aware of alleged abuse at the home of 10-year-old Anthony Avalos prior to his suspicious death last week.
DCFS Employee Arrested, Accused Of Possessing Child PornographyCarlos Castillo, 54, of Hollywood was out on bail Wednesday after having been charged of possessing photos and videos of children being sexually abused.
Mother Suspected Of Kidnapping Children Crashes Into Bus After High-Speed PursuitThe woman took off on foot, leaving two children in the vehicle, ages two and six months, behind, police say.
Head Of LA County's Child Protective Services Agency To Step DownThe head of LA County's child protective services agency announced his retirement this week.
Arraignment Postponed For 2 Former Social Workers, Supervisors In Death Of Palmdale BoyIf convicted as charged, the four defendants each face up to 10 years in prison.
4 L.A. County Social Workers Charged With Child Abuse In Death Of 8-Year-Old BoyThey are accused of child abuse and falsifying public records in the case of Gabriel Fernandez three years ago.
DCFS Worker Being Treated For Moderate Burns; Two Suspects SoughtPolice on Thursday searched for a man and woman who attacked an employee of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services with an unknown chemical.