"My grandchild would be alive if they'd done their
job....", that in Lancaster, from the grandfather of an eight-year-old boy
beaten and tortured to death allegedly by his mom and boyfriend, who had
custody of the child despite six abuse complaints against her.
"We've been hearing about DCFS abuses every week,
and you've done nothing", that from parents at a hearing of the Los
Angeles County Board of Supervisors which has decided to form a blue ribbon
panel to investigate problems at the Department of Children and Family
Services, in the wake of criticism over the oversight of children in their
One of the supervisors asked "Do we really need
another study?", explaining that as recently as 2008, another study was
commissioned. This reporter has covered some of the past requests for studies.
This time around, they have until the end of the year for recommendations.
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