Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich

ANTONOVICH RESPONSE TO RELEASE OF REPORT ON CHILD FATALITIES AND CRITICAL INCIDENTS

Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
E-mail: tbell@bos.lacounty.gov

February 14, 2013                                                                                                              

For Immediate Release 

ANTONOVICH RESPONSE TO RELEASE OF REPORT ON CHILD FATALITIES AND CRITICAL INCIDENTS 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY — Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich released the following statement:

“This confidential attorney-client report was ordered last year by the Board of Supervisors to investigate child fatalities and child endangerment cases within the Department of Children and Family Services.

This was in conjunction with the Board of Supervisors’ removal of the CEO’s oversight of the Department and placing it under the Board’s supervision.  With the ordering of this report, the Board appointed a new director, Phillip Browning, who has been working to correct these failed policies.  However, Browning’s hands have been tied by union and civil service rules. 

Last year, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to reform the civil service rules and we have directed the CEO to make recommendations on changing the union rules.”

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