LA County DCFS failing to protect children from abuse, state auditors find

The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services allows children to remain in unsafe and abusive situations longer than necessary — sometimes for months — by failing to complete neglect investigations accurately and on time, according to a California State Auditor report released Tuesday.

Auditors determined the department’s social workers completed 72% of safety assessments on time in 2017 and 2018.They also found several instances in which social workers prepared and...

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