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Gov. Jerry Brown signs bills on foster youth
Gov. Jerry Brown signs bills on foster youth

Under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, social workers will be able to report their concerns if they believe that practices by county welfare agencies are endangering children. The measure by Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles) requires the state Department of Social Services to develop a process for social workers to submit concerns. The department would not be allowed to disclose the identity of the social worker making the report, unless the worker consents to being identified. The child-welfare system in Los Angeles County has come under particular scrutiny recently. In April, a blue-ribbon panel found that the system was in "a state of...

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