Latimes.com/childdeathsOver the last year, The Times has reported the deaths of children who had been under the oversight of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. The entire series -- including articles, photo galleries, videos and graphics -- can be found at latimes.com/childdeaths. Among the key findings from the series:
* At least 268 children who had passed through the child welfare system died from January 2008 through early August 2009. Only 18 of the deaths fit the county's definition of abuse or neglect, and the rest prompted little or no review. Yet a significant number of the deaths involved flawed investigations or faulty case management.