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L.A. County supervisors vote to hire 'child protection czar'
L.A. County supervisors vote to hire 'child protection czar'

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a sweeping reform of the county's troubled child protection operation, creating an independent office charged with improving how the region's abused and neglected children are treated. The new office will be run by a "child protection czar" with authority over a variety of departments to better coordinate care and prevent problems that have led to child deaths. To cut down on bureaucratic breakdowns that have also stymied child services, this czar will report directly to the supervisors rather than to various agency leaders. The move marks the biggest change in the way the county shields threatened...

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