child and family services

Punishing Families: The Need To Reimagine Child Welfare In LA County

When mothers experiencing domestic violence call the police for help, they find that responding law enforcement officers are quick to involve the child welfare system.

Once involved, social workers often remove children from their homes, even if the victim has left the partner who is abusing them.

Knowledge of this possibility often leaves victims of domestic violence afraid to call the police for help when they need it. 

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