LA County Sheriff’s Department wants a closer partnership with DCFS

"The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is committed to the safety of our children. Every recommendation since 2013 points to a closer partnership between La County’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and law enforcement.

The current position of DCFS and the Board of Supervisors is a return to a pre-Gabriel mindset and a sad day for LA County."

- Sheriff Alex Villanueva

Teachers and counselors are the top reporters of child abuse, and with schools closed during lockdown, LASD says the Suspected Child Abuse Reports (SCARs) they receive have plummeted by 1,172 compared to this time last year