Children & Families
Proponents say a new California State Assembly bill will provide badly needed accountability.
With liberal use of the catchall category of “general neglect,” LA County’s DCFS removes between 4,000 and 6,000 kids from their homes every year and places them in foster care.
Persistent neighborhood segregation has adverse effects on Black children's health, leading to lead exposure, gun violence risk, and eviction-related trauma.
Kids across California are returning to school, but not all students are equally prepared. A study found that in Sonoma County, only 22% of children are ready for kindergarten when they start.
A reporter seeks out untold stories and asks what they tell us about why these disparities persist.
Without access to diapers, both parents and children face health risks.
Personal experiences drive efforts amid the state of California's juvenile justice system changes.
A conversation with Katherine Lucero, the first director of California's Office of Youth and Community Restoration.
The closures of California's youth prison system had been in the works since Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2020 announced the shutdown, which would trim costs from juvenile justice budgets.