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Special Report

Child homicide by caretaker

30 year retrospective

This report is unique, covering 30+ years of review by the Los Angeles County Child Death Review Team. Child Homicides by Caretaker are presented in data and graphs, but each number represents a child’s life lost. This motivates team members to continue the heartbreaking task of probing into the nature and extent of child abuse fatalities, – to save other children from such tragic outcomes. The data tell us we have made a difference.

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.

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.

Safely surrendered and abandoned infants

This report highlights the effectiveness of this program in Los Angeles County. The following pages illustrate the success of this program evident by a downward trend in the number of abandoned deceased infants since the SSBL program came into effect. Any questions about the report can be addressed to ICAN Program Manager, Nancy Urquilla at: urquina@dcfs.lacounty.gov.

Other reports

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.

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.

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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