The voice of foster kids

 LA Times Logo150xfxJim Newton reports for the Los Angeles Times on the foster care system and why the county should include foster parents in decisions about the children in their care. Deborah Dentler discusses the grievance procedure for foster parents. Read the complete article here.

Advokids, et al. V. Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services

Advokids Logo 412x183Press Conference: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:00 A.M

Location:  Hadsell Stormer, Pasadena, CA

Dentler Law Office files landmark lawsuit with Advokids against Department of Children and Family Services (“DCFS”) in the Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf current and former foster parents. The lawsuit seeks an injunction and other court orders requiring DCFS to comply with its legal duties to caregivers of the County’s foster children. For more information, read Advokids full complaint, the press release, and Plaintiff story.

Press Release: Advocates for Foster Children file ground breaking lawsuit against troubled child welfare system in Los Angeles County, attacking Systematic Abuse by DCFS. (August 6, 2014)  – download here.

Advokids Complaint (August 6, 2014) – download here.

Plaintiff Heather Whelan’s Story – download here.