Latest Crisis at Department of Children and Family Services

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The Los Angeles Times reports that Trish Ploehn, LA County’s Director of Children and Family Services, is likely to lose her job, probably to be reassigned. This comes after months of horror stories, including some involving children who’ve suffered abuse and even died while under the radar of Ploehn’s department.



  • Garrett Therolf - UC Berkeley and Common Sense News - @gtherolf
  • Donna Myrow - Member, California Supreme Court Commission on Children in Foster Care
  • Mark Ridley-Thomas - LA County Supervisor representing District 2, which includes parts of Downtown, Koreatown, Crenshaw, Baldwin Hills and Culver City - @mridleythomas
  • Zev Yaroslavsky - former member of LA City Council and LA Board of Supervisors; author of “Zev’s Los Angeles: From Boyle Heights to the Halls of Power” - @ZevYaroslavsky


Warren Olney