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April 14, 2015

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has set aside nearly $7 million to address child sex trafficking as part of the 2015-2016 budget. The funds are expected to be used for sex trafficking prevention initiatives, programs and services including the creation of a specialized court for trafficked children in the foster care system to help stabilize them, provide comprehensive services, such as crisis counseling, educational classes, and advocacy to improve their chances of recovery.

April 06, 2015

A California appeals court has butted heads with another state appellate court over whether the state can remove out-of-control children from the custody of a parent even if the mother or father has not neglected the child or is otherwise not at fault for their behavior.   

March 10, 2015

Grandparents raising their grandchildren fulltime in Los Angeles County will soon be eligible to receive additional financial support through a state program that provides funds for certain foster children living with relatives, Santa Monica area county Supervisor Sheila Kuehl announced.

February 27, 2015

Child sex trafficking is a crime we often associate with far-off countries, but it happens here in L.A., too. And now, there’s a renewed interest by authorities to fight it. Last July, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey created her office’s first Human Trafficking Unit to go after pimps who exploit minors. Three years ago, the county created a special court to handle cases involving sexually exploited girls. Now, officials are talking about creating yet another special court -- this one inside the family court system -- that would try to help these kids before they’re arrested on criminal charges.

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