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Garrett Therolf

Garrett Therolf previously covered Los Angeles County government with an emphasis on its child welfare system. While at The Times from 2006-16, he held assignments covering crime, the revolution in Egypt and the conflict in Iraq. He is a native Californian, and graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Inside a mom's months-long fight to get back her children

When social workers took Monique Baker's four children into protective custody, a long reunification struggle began

Why do more L.A. County black children end up in foster care? Experts clash over the reason

There is plenty of debate about the approach Los Angeles County has adopted to address the disparity in the number of black children brought into the child welfare system

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