TONIGHT! Catch a glimpse of SHIELDS on “Our America with Lisa Ling” on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)


SHIELDS is briefly shown in tonight’s episode of “Our America With Lisa Ling: Children of the System” on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) airing at 10/9c. You may see a glimpse of some of our staff or the meeting room at our ASK/CalWORKs Program site when the episode follows “Monica” to a parenting class.


SHIELDS for Families has been an integral part of improving the child welfare system in Los Angeles County through the design and implementation of an innovative prevention service-delivery model aimed at keeping families together. This model decreased the number of children removed and the length of time spent in out-of-home (foster) care by 50% – saving the County millions of dollars! Recently, this program was cut throughout the County – resulting in a rapid spike in removals, thousands of families without services and a potential loss of 300+ jobs to local agencies that worked to keep children and families OUT of the child welfare system. We were a part of a County-Wide Community Child Welfare Coalition of 50+ agencies that worked closely with the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection which recently submitted to the LA County Board of Supervisors a report of recommendations to reform the LA County Child Welfare System. SHIELDS supports their recommendations and will continue advocating for children and families.


For more information on how you can support the work SHIELDS is doing in Child Welare contact or # (323) 242 – 5000 ext. 1209