Report On DCFS: Overburdened Case Workers, Unresponsive HotlineThe report covers the years 2015 through 2017 and points to an agency understaffed and overwhelmed.
Acting DCFS Chief On A.J.'s Death: 'Your Sense Of Outrage I Share 100%'DCFS has placed A.J.'s case worker and supervisor on administrative duties, removed from child care decisions, while an investigation continues.
Pritzker On DCFS, Its Role In A.J.'s Death: 'We're Looking Into It'"This child was killed by his parents. There aren't words to describe how I feel."
Family Of Missing Crystal Lake Boy Is No Stranger To PoliceThe latest visit was this past December. An officer clearly stated the house is "cluttered, dirty and in disrepair." Officers said they saw dog feces and urine throughout the house. This was in the middle of winter and officers said the windows were falling apart. The rooms cold.
Mother Of Missing Crystal Lake Boy In Court To Regain Custody Of Younger ChildDCFS investigated Cunningham for neglect back in 2013 after Andrew was born with opiates in his system. The agency took Andrew into protective custody and placed him in a foster home. He returned home in 2015 and records show the case was closed in 2016.
Controversial Priest And Head Of Maryville Academy, Fr. John Smyth, Is DeadJust four months, ago, with Smyth already ailing, he was accused of sexual misconduct dating from the years 2002 and 2003. The archdiocese removed him from active ministry.
Woman Who Locked Daughter In Basement Wants 'No Contact' Order LiftedBack in July, Katherine Swopes and her husband were arrested after police discovered their 10-year-old daughter in the basement of the family home.
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.
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.