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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1990
After a second session behind closed doors, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Wednesday failed to make a final decision on whether Robert L. Chaffee, who resigned last week as chief of the county's Department for Children's Services, should remain in office until October or be replaced immediately by an interim director.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1990
After a second session behind closed doors, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Wednesday failed to make a final decision on whether Robert L. Chaffee, who resigned last week as chief of the county's Department for Children's Services, should remain in office until October or be replaced immediately by an interim director.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1989
Thank you for your very thoughtful and compassionate article regarding foster parents ("The Stand-Ins: Foster Parents Who Stick With County Program Take Their Roles Seriously," by Myrna Oliver, Metro May 30). The article clearly demonstrates the quality of care and genuine concern that foster parents bring to abused and neglected children in this county. Our programs for children simply could not function without foster parents--they are the heartbeat of the entire program. For those children who cannot be returned to their natural parents, or who must have a specialized placement in a group home, foster parents are the only resource.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1990
In reply to your editorial, "Anybody Care About These Kids?" March 12: My concern is that The Times uses a letter written by the director of the State Department of Social Services which inaccurately describes the overall status of the licensing program in Los Angeles County. In fact, Los Angeles County has made significant enhancements in the foster-home licensing program since the Department of Children's Services became operational in 1985. We have modernized the licensing process to benefit children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1990
In reply to your editorial, "Anybody Care About These Kids?" March 12: My concern is that The Times uses a letter written by the director of the State Department of Social Services which inaccurately describes the overall status of the licensing program in Los Angeles County. In fact, Los Angeles County has made significant enhancements in the foster-home licensing program since the Department of Children's Services became operational in 1985. We have modernized the licensing process to benefit children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1986
I would like to take this opportunity to respond to your editorial (May 22), "Challenge for the Supervisors," and to the references made to the Department of Children's Services. While I appreciate recognition of the needs for this department, the implication that these needs are not being fully considered by the Board of Supervisors is incorrect. Since I have been the director of the department, I have received support from all members of the Board of Supervisors. During the 1 1/2 years that the department has been in existence, its budget has increased from $89 million in 1984-85 to $102.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1987
Beginning next summer, the county's Mid-Valley Hospital will be used to relieve crowded conditions at McLaren Children's Center and juvenile halls. The county will lease two hospital buildings to Pricor Inc., which will operate an 84-bed residential program there. "We see it as a very positive move," said Robert L. Chaffee, director of the county's Department of Children's Services. The county had considered putting the hospital up for sale for $3.6 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1988 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
An advisory panel told a top Los Angeles County child-welfare official Monday to look for ways to lighten social workers' caseloads in the wake of the killing of a child actress last summer in West Hills by her father. The Commission for Children's Services is reviewing the county's handling of the case of Judith Barsi, who was 10 when she died.
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April 27, 1988 | BOB JAMES, Times Staff Writer
A spokesman for the children's social workers union charged Tuesday that the county Department of Children's Services has failed to hire enough additional personnel to ease the tremendous workloads plaguing the department. Union officials said Robert L. Chaffee, director of the department, had promised that a $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1989
Thank you for your very thoughtful and compassionate article regarding foster parents ("The Stand-Ins: Foster Parents Who Stick With County Program Take Their Roles Seriously," by Myrna Oliver, Metro May 30). The article clearly demonstrates the quality of care and genuine concern that foster parents bring to abused and neglected children in this county. Our programs for children simply could not function without foster parents--they are the heartbeat of the entire program. For those children who cannot be returned to their natural parents, or who must have a specialized placement in a group home, foster parents are the only resource.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1986
I would like to take this opportunity to respond to your editorial (May 22), "Challenge for the Supervisors," and to the references made to the Department of Children's Services. While I appreciate recognition of the needs for this department, the implication that these needs are not being fully considered by the Board of Supervisors is incorrect. Since I have been the director of the department, I have received support from all members of the Board of Supervisors. During the 1 1/2 years that the department has been in existence, its budget has increased from $89 million in 1984-85 to $102.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1988 | BOB JAMES, Times Staff Writer
A spokesman for the children's social workers union charged Tuesday that the county Department of Children's Services has failed to hire enough additional personnel to ease the tremendous workloads plaguing the department. Union officials said Robert L. Chaffee, director of the department, had promised that a $1.
BUSINESS
July 5, 1990
This is in response to the column by Joe Domanick entitled "L.A. Turns Its Back on Its People," (Commentary, June 20). I wish to correct two points he made about the Department of Children's Services in his commentary. The first point that needs clarification concerns the statement that the department "has had to pay out more than $18 million in civil suits and settlements" because of mishandled children's cases. This is not true.
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