'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.
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.
Social Worker Fired Over Death Of Gabriel Fernandez May Get His Job BackA Los Angeles County social worker who was fired in the wake of the 2013 beating death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez could be back on the job within a month, according to a report.
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.