Commissioner, Los Angeles County Commission for Children and Families
Carol Biondi’s contributions focus on children and juvenile justice issues through organizations in Washington D.C., New York City and Southern California. She is the commissioner of the Los Angeles County Commission for Children and Families and a member of the California State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Appointed to the Los Angeles County Commission for Children and Families in 1999 by Zev Yaroslavsky, Carol Biondi has chaired and served on several Commission committees that focus on the issues of “crossover” youth, youth that move from dependency to delinquency. She currently serves on the boards of the Children’s Defense Fund, United Friends of The Children, Homeboy Industries, and the Loyola Law School Center for Juvenile Law and Policy. She has also served on the L.A. Conservation Corps and the Universal Pre-School Advisory Committees, as well as the Leake and Watts Child Care Agency Board and was appointed by Governor Davis to the California Child Welfare Re-Design Stakeholders Group. Over the past several years she has worked to develop a best practices model at Camp David Gonzales, a probationary camp for juveniles run by the L.A. County Probation Department. She was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to the Corrections Standards Authority in February, 2006 and the State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency in November of 2006.