Trish Ploehn

Director, LA County Department of Children and Family Services

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Director of Los Angeles County's Department of Children and Family Services

Trish Ploehn on KCRW

Today’s  Los Angeles Times  reports an increase in the deaths of children under the eye of LA County from 2008 to 2009, and from 2009 to 2010.

Controversy over Child Fatalities at County Agency

Today’s Los Angeles Times reports an increase in the deaths of children under the eye of LA County from 2008 to 2009, and from 2009 to 2010.

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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…

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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…

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