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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger and co-author Supervisor Hilda Solis to develop faith-based initiatives for children and families within the Department of Children and Family Services.

The motion directs the county’s philanthropy liaison to work with the Department of Children and Family Services and the Commission for Children and Families to develop a coordinated faith-based program.

The components of the county’s faith-based efforts will include a wide variety of support such as resource family recruitment, incremental concrete supports (e.g., car seats, food, beds, clothing), visitation centers, parental coaching, respite care and counseling services.

“Through the initiative launched (Tuesday), our Department of Children and Family Services, philanthropic foundations and other key stakeholders will begin partnering with local faith-based communities across Los Angeles County to provide services and programs that can have the greatest impact on children and families across the region,” Barger said in a statement.

“Who better to partner with than the faith-based community which has a track record of success in working with the disadvantaged?” she said.

“It is my hope that by supporting parents with additional resources through our partners in the faith-based community, we can safely reduce the number of children in foster care while simultaneously expanding the pool of potential foster families,” Solis said in the statement.

This effort will also be guided by best practices adopted both locally and in other jurisdictions, and will identify appropriate outcome measurements and data collection to track the efficacy of working with the faith-based community to support the county’s needs.

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