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Some L.A. County officials frustrated by delays in child welfare czar search
Some L.A. County officials frustrated by delays in child welfare czar search

Some Los Angeles County officials voiced frustration Tuesday at what they considered to be delays in the search for a new child welfare czar. The Board of Supervisors agreed in June to create an Office of Child Protection to coordinate efforts by the various agencies responsible for responding to suspected child abuse and other child welfare concerns. The move was recommended by a blue ribbon commission the board appointed last year to look at changes in the county's child protection system after the death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez, allegedly at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend. Grand jury testimony released Monday gave graphic detail on months of torture the boy...

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