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A look at some of the challenges facing the troubled DCFS

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Alfred McCloud fills out paperwork at the end of the home visit. He has decided that the child is safe and can stay with Susana. Grant Slater/KPCC

The union representing L.A. County's social workers announced last week it's suing the county. They're demanding smaller caseloads.

It's the latest twist in the long-running saga of L.A.'s troubled Department of Children and Family Services, or DCFS. The department is already facing calls for top-to-bottom reforms after several children died earlier this year.

KPCC's Karen Foshay was granted rare access to some of DCFS's frontline workers, getting a glimpse of the challenges facing the troubled agency.  

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