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Los Angeles Roundtable for Children records

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The Los Angeles Roundtable For Children began in the fall of l982 with a series of informal monthly meetings convened by faculty members at the University of Southern California's School of Social Work, when child welfare leaders from the public and private sectors met to address evident deterioration of Los Angeles county's protective services. The collection contains the group's groundbreaking early volunteer research reports, designed to provide crucial missing information and recommendations for change and reform. All Roundtable reports are collected, together with "Children Now" reports published between 1989-96, reports and records of the Children's Planning Council from 1992-98, and many publications on child welfare from the city and county of Los Angeles and the State of California during this period. Also included are minutes and agendas of the Los Angeles County Commission For Children's Services from 1990-96. These materials, together with a range of miscellaneous reports on topics of concern to the Roundtable - including education, juvenile probation and protection, adolescent pregnancy prevention, and family preservation services - afford a detailed picture of child welfare services in a decade when Los Angeles County, after long neglect, attempted to provide effective protective services to its rapidly increasing juvenile population.


4.0 Linear feet
4 boxes


Social service
University of Southern California--Archives


Geographic Name(s):
Los Angeles (Calif.)--Archival resources

Conditions governing access:
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.

Preferred citation:
[Box/folder# or item name], Los Angeles Roundtable for Children Records, Collection no. 0402, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189