Foster care watchdog says reform has slowed

A foster care watchdog will issue a report Tuesday saying the pace of reform for L.A. County’s troubled child welfare system has slowed over the past few months.

In April, a Blue Ribbon Commission issued a final version of its report on the county’s foster care and child protection agencies – and called for urgent action to address a “state of emergency”. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors responded by creating an Office of Child Protection and deciding to hire a child welfare czar to oversee reforms.

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