LA County Blue Ribbon Commission to Reform Child Welfare Angency

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LA County is trying to fire four social workers after the recent death of an 8-year-old boy—allegedly tortured by his mother and her boyfriend.  Earlier this year, a scathing report on the lack of protection for thousands of abused children led to reforms now underway at the Department of Child and Family Services.  But the record of failure is so aggravated and so long that the Board of Supervisors has appointed a blue-ribbon task force to see if more can be done.  It’s first meeting will be tomorrow.  
Credits

Guests:
Garrett Therolf - UC Berkeley and Common Sense News - @gtherolf, Marilyn Flynn - School of Social Work, USC - @USCDeanFlynn, Dilys Garcia - Court Appointed Special Advocates of Los Angeles, Andrew Bridge - Child Welfare Initiative

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper, Kerry Cavanaugh