Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
November 3, 2010 For Immediate Release
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Mark Ridley-Thomas introduced a motion unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors, to reduce duplication in the reporting of critical child data by designating a single county entity with the responsibility of compiling and maintaining data on child abuse, neglect and death.
“This action will ensure that reliable data in these categories can be complied, maintained and interpreted through a consistent standardized process and generated from one source,” said Antonovich.
Currently, numerous agencies including the Department of Children Family Services, the Interagency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, the Coroner’s Office compile this vital data.
The Chief Executive Officer will provide a report back in 30 days with a plan in implementing the motion.