Los Angeles County Probation Department
PROBATION DEPARTMENT CHAMPIONS PERMANENCY FOR YOUTH
Since last year’s historical Delinquency Court adoption, the Department has built up its efforts in creating permanency opportunities for children in their care. “We are gathering experts and stakeholders to build permanency outcomes for probation foster youth,” said Dave Mitchell, Placement Services Bureau Chief for the Probation Department. The Department has set this Friday, April 9th at the Cerritos College Student Center to bring national expert Pat O’Brien, Executive Director and founder of the You Gotta Believe! The Older Child Adoption and Permanency Movement Agency to lead a host of key leaders, professionals and stakeholders in making connections that will result in permanency for probation youth.
The event 2010 PATHWAYS TO PERMANENCY FOR PROBATION YOUTH EXPO is scheduled to start at 9AM this Friday is a collaboration supported by rhe Department of Children and Family Services, County Counsel, Alliance for Children’s Rights, and the Delinquency Court. “Our efforts over the past year have resulted in seven legal guardianships and our second and third adoptions are almost finalized” said Mitchell, “and we intend to focus on this success as a platform for building a world-class foster care system.” The Pathways to Permanency Expo will feature Presiding Judge Michael Nash, Interim Chief Probation Officer Cal Remington, Deputy Director Reaver Bingham and the Senior Director for LA County Casey Family Programs Yakiciwey Mitchell.
WHAT: 2010 PATHWAYS TO PERMANENCY FOR PROBATION YOUTH EXPO
WHEN: Friday, April 9, 2010 from 9AM - 4PM
WHERE: CERRITOS COLLEGE
11110 Alondra Blvd.
NORWALK, CA 90650
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: JED MINOFF
323 371 9470