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June 8, 1990 | JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A move is afoot in the Legislature to permit the state to step in and run the Los Angeles County foster care program, following reports that children are being physically and sexually mistreated. Acting on a letter from the state Department of Social Services charging the county with consistent failure to protect foster children from substandard conditions and abuse, Assembly and Senate subcommittees have adopted budget language to allow the state to assume jurisdiction.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elwood G. Lui, a retired appellate judge who once presided over the county's Dependency Court system, has been tapped by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to temporarily head the county Department for Children's Services in the wake of the resignation of Robert L. Chaffee as director of the troubled department.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1990 | JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The director of the Los Angeles County Department of Children's Services accused state officials Thursday of trying to protect themselves from lawsuits by blaming the county for failing to protect foster children from abuse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors met in closed session Tuesday to grapple with the future of the beleaguered Department of Children's Services, but the supervisors seemed divided about how to proceed in the wake of last week's resignation of the department's director, Robert L. Chaffee. The five supervisors huddled for several hours Tuesday afternoon on the question of Chaffee's successor and on another matter: a federal judge's order that the supervisors draw new district boundaries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1989 | LOIS TIMNICK, Times Staff Writer
Under pressure from all sides, closure of the county's much-praised sexual abuse treatment units has been postponed until at least August and may get a longer reprieve depending on the outcome of county budget hearings now under way. The Central Los Angeles Sex Abuse Unit and the Child Sexual Abuse Program in East Los Angeles employ only 11 children's services workers but provide court-ordered treatment to an average of 800 parents and children each...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elwood G. Lui, a retired appellate judge who once presided over the county's Dependency Court system, has been tapped by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to temporarily head the county Department for Children's Services in the wake of the resignation of Robert L. Chaffee as director of the troubled department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors met in closed session Tuesday to grapple with the future of the beleaguered Department of Children's Services, but the supervisors seemed divided about how to proceed in the wake of last week's resignation of the department's director, Robert L. Chaffee. The five supervisors huddled for several hours Tuesday afternoon on the question of Chaffee's successor and on another matter: a federal judge's order that the supervisors draw new district boundaries.
NEWS
November 7, 1985
Robert L. Chaffee, interim head of the fledgling Los Angeles County Children's Services Department for the last seven months, was named permanent director today by the Board of Supervisors. Chaffee succeeds Lola Hobbs, who resigned under pressure last April 11 following months of battles with the Children's Services Commission.
NEWS
November 20, 1985
Eighty-seven reports of child abuse at MacLaren Children's Center, the county's temporary shelter for abused and neglected children in El Monte, have been reported to authorities so far this year, and four staff members have been fired or reassigned as a result, said Robert Chaffee, newly appointed director of the county's Department of Children's Services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1993
Closing a bitter chapter in the short history of Los Angeles County's Department of Children's Services, the state has notified the county that its once-embattled department is "in substantial compliance" with California regulations. The notification, in a letter signed by Eloise Anderson, director of the state Department of Social Services, ends the threat of state takeover efforts begun in 1990, when complaints about the county department reached a fever pitch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1990 | JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A move is afoot in the Legislature to permit the state to step in and run the Los Angeles County foster care program, following reports that children are being physically and sexually mistreated. Acting on a letter from the state Department of Social Services charging the county with consistent failure to protect foster children from substandard conditions and abuse, Assembly and Senate subcommittees have adopted budget language to allow the state to assume jurisdiction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1990 | JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The director of the Los Angeles County Department of Children's Services accused state officials Thursday of trying to protect themselves from lawsuits by blaming the county for failing to protect foster children from abuse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1989 | LOIS TIMNICK, Times Staff Writer
Under pressure from all sides, closure of the county's much-praised sexual abuse treatment units has been postponed until at least August and may get a longer reprieve depending on the outcome of county budget hearings now under way. The Central Los Angeles Sex Abuse Unit and the Child Sexual Abuse Program in East Los Angeles employ only 11 children's services workers but provide court-ordered treatment to an average of 800 parents and children each...
NEWS
April 8, 1986
There is not enough money available to meet all the goals that have been set to help abused children, the director of the Los Angeles County Department of Children's Services told a watchdog commission. Robert Chaffee said that the agency has a budget of $103 million but it needs at least $120 million in the coming year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1988
Hoping to ease the worsening caseloads of children's social workers, Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday approved the hiring of additional employees this summer to work with abused and neglected children. The board, in a unanimous vote, gave the go-ahead to Robert Chaffee, director of the Department of Children's Services, to fill any new vacancies in his agency as a result of attrition and to add more social workers in July when the county is expected to receive additional federal funds.
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