Too Many Drugs, Not Enough Therapy

It’s been about six years since child welfare authorities were tipped off to trouble in the home of then-seven-year-old James, near Downtown Los Angeles. James’ mother had become chronically ill and delegated his care to his older brother, who was also a minor. The...

CASA seeking volunteers to help foster youth

This article originally appeared in the Santa Monica Daily Press, April 25, 2015. There are about 28,000 foster kids in the Los Angeles area and 80 percent of them go without the support they need. They might go without a guide through the court process, or without an...