Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Head of Georgia agency picked to run L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has selected Bobby Cagle as head of the Department of Children and Family Services, the sprawling child welfare agency that has suffered from mismanagement, a handful of high-profile child deaths and a shortage of foster homes in recent years.

Cagle, a former foster youth and case worker himself, serves as director of the Division of Family and Children Services under Georgia’s Department of Human Services.

According to a public report of a closed meeting Tuesday, the board voted 3-2 in favor of appointing Cagle over JooYeun Chang, an attorney who was...

EDITION: California | U.S. & World
68°