“Withholding information is the essence of tyranny. Control of the flow of information is the tool of the dictatorship.

—Bruce Coville

Declaration in Support of Access

Please click on the image below to launch the application for your MacLaren Hall, MacLaren Children’s Center, DCFS reords request in PDF. It is legally known as a “Declaration in Support of Access.”

The form is current as of this posting: April 3, 2013.


Mail the completed form (via Certified U.S. Mail or they’ll claim they never received the request) to:

Records Unit
LA County Counsel, Juvenile Dependency
201 Centre Plaza Drive STE 1
Monterey Park CA 91754

Expect to wait forever as the legal mitigation boys and girls attempt to figure out what to do with the material you are requesting so you don’t sue the crap out of Los Angeles County.

The Los Angeles County Counsel is John F. Krattli.


14 responses »

  1. Amy Dunphy says:

    How do I become part of the class action lawsuit? I was in MacClaren hall several times between 1992 and 1997.

  2. Roxanne Vaughn says:

    I was in between 1994 and 1997.

  3. My husband George and six of his siblings were in MacLaren Hall in 1963. The abuse they suffered there heaped re-victimization after re-victimization only to then be placed in an even more abusive foster care system with at first a very nice couple but then returned to the hell in a home as abusive as MacLaren Hall if not worse. George carries physical scars of the abuse he suffered to this day.

    • Patty Kirby says:

      Iwe were in McClaren Hall in the mid 1960’s. My little brother was sent to the boys ward and I didn’t get to see him again. I just wanted. To know if any other person was called to the head Masters Office to sit on his lap and read for him, this makes me so sick to this day. He started to hump me through my clothes, I jumped up and he grabbed me and said,” This is the way God saves his beautiful little girls. I hated him, but I had to go and read as he called the hall monster. So many other things I hated said aloud to anyone. I believed it was a big conspiracy, not to trust adults. NO ONE.

  4. Todd Hall says:

    More info please. I was there in 68-69, it was hell. I still have nightmares and that was 46 years ago.

  5. Keith Yarter says:

    I was there in 1960.

  6. karina uranga says:

    I was there in `91. I was originally placed in “Junior girls cottage”, then moved to “Senior girls cottage”

  7. TONEY BYRD says:

    I was there in1997to1998 I got beat up pretty good by a staff member so that I won’t tell he put me in jail.how do I become a port of the law suit.I think u guys or trying to find me I know I was was the last one to get foulsly incarcerated

  8. I was in maclaren hall when staff hit me treated me bad im her to find out..why did thy contacted me about this i was there 1999 to 2002 ..so please contact me on any information about law sue in 2002 ..

    • Tobey Byrd says:

      How do I become aport of the law sue I need to know about it I was incosurated so I was not able to get no information on it please wright back

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