A Los Angeles County commission has recommended sweeping changes to the embattled Department of Children and Family Services. The commission asked the LA County Board of Supervisors to appoint a new oversight body for DCFS.
The department’s director, Philip Browning, says they have an oversight body already - the Board of Supervisors. He says many of the ideas have been instituted already - “about 96% have been partially or fully implemented.”
He goes on to say new social-worker training incorporates home-call simulations and promotes critical thinking and common sense. Was the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection more of the same - or critical to overhaul DCFS? What will the Board of Supervisors decide?
Philip Browning, Director, Department of Children and Family Services, Los Angeles County