Abolishing the Surveillance of Families: A Report on Understanding Harm, Surveillance, & Information Sharing in the Department of Children and Family Services in Los Angeles County
Stop LAPD Spying Coalition
Calls for reform suggesting the deployment of social workers instead of police in our communities overlook the past and present damage done by the child welfare system as co-conspiring with police. The primary goal of this brief is to discuss the ways the Department of Children and Family Services is interconnected with police through data sharing, predictive analytics, and direct partnership. We see this brief as just the beginning of a larger endeavor in understanding the harm of the child welfare system on children and families.