ICAN Reports

State of Child Abuse

Our annual State of Child Abuse Report is comprised of data that is collected from 19 various city, State, County and other ICAN member agencies. Their data reflects child protection related information specific to their respective roles in serving and supporting the children and families of Los Angeles County. Agency reports also provide an overview of the programs and activities each agency is engaged in for the prevention, identification and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Any questions about the report can be addressed to ICAN Program Manager, Tom Fraser at: fraset@dcfs.lacounty.gov.

1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018


Child Death Review

The Child Death Review Team report is based on data collected for child deaths within Los Angeles County. It includes data analysis, lessons learned and recommendations regarding child deaths. ICAN has collected this data since 1979 with the assistance of the Department of Coroner and the Department of Children and Family Services. A new report is released on an annual basis. Any questions about the report can be addressed to ICAN Program Manager, Susana Montanez at: montas@dcfs.lacounty.gov.

1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018


Safely Surrendered & Abandoned Infants

A professional peer group which serves as a resource pool of experts in grief and loss therapy to those providing mental health interventions to surviving family members of fatal family violence. The Group develops specialized training in grief issues in instances of fatal family violence and is a resource directory of services. Also develops an annual conference on Grief and Loss. (Meets regularly, no set time) The Childhood Grief and Traumatic Loss Conference is held annually for hundreds of professionals in the field. Any questions about the report can be addressed to ICAN Program Manager, Nancy Urquilla at: urquina@dcfs.lacounty.gov.

2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018


Guidelines for Effective Response to Domestic Violence (GERDA)

Guidelines for Effective Response to Domestic Abuse (GERDA) outlines the best efforts for those professionals in Los Angeles County who respond to and work with families where there is domestic violence (also known as intimate partner violence - IPV). Implementation of this protocol will help establish that the immediate and long-term safety and emotional needs of the children and victim will be met. It will act to improve the overall public safety of domestic violence victims and their children throughout the county. Any questions about the report can be addressed to ICAN Program Manager, Edie Shulman at: shuled@dcfs.lacounty.gov.

GERDA Protocol


Child Abuse and Neglect Protocol

This protocol is intended as a guide to recommended practices for the identification, reporting, investigation, case management, and prosecution of child abuse and neglect cases. Jurisdictional, logistical, or legal conditions may preclude the use of particular procedures contained herein. This document does not create any legal rights for anyone facing charges or other proceedings arising out of any event covered herein.

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A Nation's Shame

The views expressed in this report are those of the members of the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect and do not necessarily reflect the views of any part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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