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Sign the petition to “Bring our workloads and caseloads down!”

Social workers at LA County’s Department of Children and Family Services bargained hard for an MOU that clearly specified what our caseloads should be and our timeline for achieving them. But the department has not met these goals.

On average, social workers in the Resource Family Support and Permanency Division (RFSPD) carry more than 80 case each and some are topping at 115. It’s unacceptable and we need to say so.

SIGN THE PETITION TO “BRING OUR WORKLOADS AND CASELOADS DOWN!”

DCFS already was lagging, since 201,8 on this issue prior to the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Now with all the budget challenges caused by COVID-19, the department is holding off on filling existing CSW and SCSW vacancies.

Meanwhile, demand for our services has not decreased. In fact, given the effects of the pandemic, it is expected to rise.

SIGN THE PETITION TO “BRING OUR WORKLOADS AND CASELOADS DOWN!”

Though the children and families we serve come from all backgrounds, far too often, people of color – especially black children – comprise our clientele. They are already facing their disproportionate share of poverty and institutionalized racism.

If workloads and caseloads are too high, DCFS puts their safety at risk when our calling as social workers is to help protect them. It is our duty to take action.

SIGN THE PETITION TO “BRING OUR WORKLOADS AND CASELOADS DOWN!”

We need to let LA County know that we understand the connection between caseloads and proper care for kids – and put them on notice that our mission to protect families is at risk. Sign the petition and let’s make our voices heard.

Together, we rise.

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Victoria Rodriguez
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Victoria Rodriguez

Can we start a petition not to lay off LA County workers???? If they follow through with the plan to lay off staff this issue will only get worse. Where the hell is the union to help protect my job??? I call today and get told, “Well, if there’s a deficit, they can lay people off.” I asked her about the agreement to not lay people off, I asked her if the union planned on fighting for us? She said, “Well, they’ll go by seniority.” Why do I pay to support a union who won’t fight for my job? We… Read more »

Chychy Ekeochah
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Chychy Ekeochah

I am a Social Worker and I FIGHT for LA COUNTY as a whole NOT ONLY SOCIAL WORKERS. My name is Chychy Ekeochah. We can appeal that we don’t layoff LA County workers, however the county is in a deficit as such we have to try and give other ideas on how LA COUNTY can get some money to bail LA County from going bankrupt.if the county goes bankrupt then we shall have to be laid off. I think what LA COUNTY needs to do now is to come up with other ideas on how to meet the deficit. My… Read more »