County of Los Angeles
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
425 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, California 90020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 26, 2010
Contact: Neil Zanville
DCFS Office of Public Affairs: (213) 351-5779
Day of Event: (310 980-7596
Board of Supervisors
MICHAEL D. ANTONOVICH
LA County Board of Supervisors honors family reunification success stories
celebrating "Family Reunification Week"
Supervisor Gloria Molina, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has issued a motion to proclaim March 1-March 7, 2010, "Family Reunification Week." Judge Michael Nash, the Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Juvenile Court, initiated this week-long celebration to honor families, who despite court-ordered out-of-home care placement for their children successfully complied with specific court requirements and reunified with their children in their family home. At the regular March 2nd, Board meeting, the Board Supervisors will honor individuals and families that exemplify family reunification. Each day during Family Reunification Week, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will host an open-house reception celebrating families that have successfully and safely reunified with their children and highlight innovative programs including Parents in Partnership, Wraparound Services, Family Preservation, Linkages, Visitation Centers and Drug Court that support families in their successful path toward reunification.
LA County Board Chair Gloria Molina and the other Supervisors will honor mothers Maureen Rivas and Veoletter Bates Jones, fathers, Carlos Hernandez and Ronnie Burton, Jr., Children's Social Worker Kim Masinter, Court Appointed Special Advocate Michelle Vasquez and the Mexican Consulate.
Judge Michael Nash, Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Juvenile Court
Patricia S. Ploehn, DCFS Director
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
8:45 a.m. - Reception for Scroll Recipients (Room 739)
9:30 a.m. - Board Scroll Presentations (Board Meeting Room, 3rd Floor)
Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012