Can LA's Child Protection System Be Fixed?

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Neglected children are abused and dying in alarming numbers while supposedly under the supervision of LA County. Infants are left sitting on desks for hours waiting for foster homes; kids caught up in juvenile justice can’t contact their social workers and don’t trust them anyway. After 8 months and hundreds of hours of testimony, the latest blue-ribbon commission says not a single person defended the current system. Would a new, “child welfare czar” make a difference?

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