News and Views from California's 43rd Assembly District.
Monday, June 10, 2013
WATCH IT HERE: Mike Gatto Leads Fight To Protect Children, Calls For Audit Of Counties’ Child Protective Services
A bipartisan effort led by Democratic Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and a Republican colleague was successful today in calling for an investigation of County Child Protective Services (CPS) agencies in California. Assemblyman Gatto implored the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) to audit CPS programs in three counties, citing recent failures that led to the death of an eight-year-old boy in Los Angeles County and caused a five-month-old infant to be taken from the arms of his mother in Sacramento County. The committee agreed to the audit, by a unanimous vote of 12-0.