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Los Angeles County Department of Children and Families

From Bleak to Hopeful: One Woman's Success in LA's Foster Care System

Joseph M. Costa | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Joseph M. Costa

It is a story of a young girl bewildered and hurt by disappointment, fearing for her safety and well-being, who found her spirit renewed and her hope restored because of the care she received while at Hillsides.

35 Foster Children Dead Since 2008 in LA County -- How Many Is Too Many?

David Ambroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
David Ambroz

2-year old Viola Vanclief died while in the care of a foster care agency that had a history of sloppy work. The response from our leaders is predictable: fire the LA County Child Welfare Director, Trish Ploehn.