Frequently Asked Question
What is the Los Angeles County Commission for Children and Families?
The Commission for Children and Families was created in 1984 to oversee the Department of Children and Family Services and to advise the Board of Supervisors on child welfare issues and to make recommendations on how the County can best meet the needs of at risk children and families.
Who Are the Commissioners?
Each Board office appoints three volunteers with special interest and expertise in child welfare issues. See Commissioner Biographies
How often does the Commission meet?
The Commission meets the first and third Monday of each month at the Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple St, Room 739
How can I find out about Commission meetings?
The Commission distributes agendas and approved minutes for its meetings via email to all interested parties. Non electronic versions are also available upon request. You may contact the Commission office to be added to the distribution list.
How Do I become a Foster or Adoptive parent?
If you are interested in becoming a Foster of Adoptive Parent please contact the Department of Children and Family Services at 888-811-1121
What Should I do if I suspect a child is being abused or neglected?
Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility. If you suspect child abuse or neglect please contact the Child Protection Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Toll-free within California, phone (800) 540-4000
If calling from outside of California, phone (213) 639-4500
TDD - Hearing Impaired, phone (800) 272-6699
*Reports can be made anonymously.
What should I do if I have concerns about my child welfare case or with the Department of Children and Family Services?
If you have any concerns with the Department of Children and Family Services or a particular child welfare case, please contact the Office of Public Inquiry at 213- 351-5602
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