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Brandon T. Nichols, Acting Director
425 Shatto Place
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 351-5602

DCFS Mission Statement

By 2015 DCFS will practice a uniform service delivery model that measurably improves:

  • Child safety
  • Permanency
  • Access to effective and caring service


There are six goals for L. A. County Department of Children and Family Services:
  • Improved Child Safety
  • Decreased Timelines to Permanence
  • Reduced Reliance on Out-of-Home Care
  • Self-Sufficiency
  • Increased Child and Family Well-Being
  • Enhanced Organizational Excellence
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