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DCFS opens new Compton-Carson office

Officials in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new DCFS regional office were DCFS Regional Administrator Agustin Martinez, Deputy Director Dawna Yokoyama, Sen. Steven Bradford, Compton Council member Emma Sharif, LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas,

Officials in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new DCFS regional office were DCFS Regional Administrator Agustin Martinez, Deputy Director Dawna Yokoyama, Sen. Steven Bradford, Compton Council member Emma Sharif, LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, DCFS Director Bobby D. Cagle, LA County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer, and Carson Mayor Pro Tem Cedric L. Hicks. Photo courtesy LA County DCFS

New DCFS regional Compton-Carson office will serve 2,100 families, staff 440

CARSON – The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) unveiled its new Compton-Carson Regional Office, which will provide supervision to approximately 2,100 families and house 440 staff.

Easily accessed via public transit and located in close proximity to multiple amenities, the new regional office will also host family bonding visits, child and family team meetings, parenting classes, and community gatherings.

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, DCFS Director Bobby D. Cagle, Department of Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer, and local community leaders led the ribbon-cutting ceremony and showcased the array of services offered at the new office.

“It is my hope that the Compton-Carson Regional Office will deliver on the Board’s promise of continuous integration of child protection, public health, mental health and supportive services, all in the name of improved wellness, self-sufficiency, and safety for our children, youth, and families,” said Ridley-Thomas.

“Our DCFS offices are more than just workspace,” DCFS Director Cagle said. “They are the place where parents visit with their children or meet with their social workers, where our community partners meet to consider impactful decisions, and where our workers spend long hours to ensure the safety and well-being of the children LA County.

“We are grateful to Supervisor Ridley-Thomas and the Board of Supervisors for supporting the new Compton-Carson office to provide our local community and staff with one centralized location moving forward,” Cagle said.

Several members of the surrounding community, including DCFS clients, toured the new facility and got to meet its management and staff.

Ambyr Rose, who provides guidance, support and assistance to parents involved with DCFS, said, “My hope as a Parent Partner is to help heal the families we serve, because when we heal families, we heal communities.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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