Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
August 3, 2010 For Immediate Release
LOS ANGELES COUNTY — A motion by Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Don Knabe ordering an independent audit of the recently-implemented safety enhancements by the Department of Children and Family Services and the coordination of all County departments who come into contact with abused and neglected children and their families was approved unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors.
“It is vital that all County departments have a coordinated policy whenever contact is made with a child or family during a child abuse investigation,” said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. “This action will examine the coordination protocols and provide a proactive plan of action to ensure that all departments, including the Department of Children and Family Services, Health Services, Public Health, Mental Health and Public Social Service, work in conjunction to ensure the safety of abused and neglected children.”