Child Abuse and County Bureaucracy

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Last month, an independent investigator found that LA County’s Department of children and Family Services violated state law at least 60 times by failing to publicly disclose the deaths of children from abuse and neglect while they were under County supervision. Now, two senior officials have filed claims against the County, claiming the Department purposefully falsified at least three child fatality reports.

Credits

Guests:
Garrett Therolf - UC Berkeley and Common Sense News - @gtherolf, Michael Gennaco - Justice Department (formerly), Trish Ploehn - Director, LA County Department of Children and Family Services

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Katie Cooper