Child Protection Hotline

To report child abuse in Los Angeles County, 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] (800) 272-6699.

Department of Children and Family Services

425 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Headquarters’ Receptionist: (213) 351-5507

Community Care Licensing

Therapeutic Foster Care

1) Los Angeles County Katie A. Support Site
Information on Los Angeles County’s implementation of the Katie A. settlement, which focuses on ensuring that the mental health and medical needs of each child in or at risk entering the child welfare system are met

2) NFPA: The Benefits of Respite Care (PDF download)
Respite care for foster parents should not mean inferior care for foster children.

3) Foster Family Based Treatment Association
The Foster Family-based Treatment Association strengthens agencies that support families caring for vulnerable children.

Transition Age/Independent Living

Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth
Prospective study that has been tracking the outcomes of young people from Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois as they transition out of foster care into adulthood

Los Angeles County DCFS Independent Living Program
Information on services and resources for Transition Age Youth (current and former foster/probation youth) in Los Angeles County

Guardian Scholars Programs
Information on post-secondary educational services and supports for current and former foster youth

California Fostering Connections to Success Act
Information on the implementation of the California Fostering Connections to Success Act, which extends foster care to age 21 and expands services and supports for children living under kinship guardianship

Federal Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act
Information and resource center on the implementation of the federal Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (Public Law 110-351)

Relative Caregivers

1) Title IV-E Child Welfare Waiver
Information and reports on the California counties—Los Angeles and Alameda—participating in the Title IV-E Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration Capped Allocation Project

Foster Parent College

Foster Care Community

QPI California