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For Immediate Release
June 26, 2013
ANTONOVICH ANNOUNCES APPOINTEES TO BLUE RIBBON COMMISSION ON CHILD PROTECTION
LOS ANGELES COUNTY — Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich today announced that he has selected Judge Dickran Tevrizian and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sergeant Dan Scott as his appointees on the newly formed Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection.
Dickran M. Tevrizian, Jr. served as a judge on the Los Angeles Municipal Court from 1972 to 1978, and on the California Superior Court in Los Angeles from 1978 to 1982. Nominated by President Ronald Reagan, and confirmed to the United States District Court for the Central District of California in 1985, Judge Tevrizian recently served as Supervisor Antonovich’s appointee to the County’s Commission on Jail Violence.
In over 26 years with the Special Victims Bureau, Sergeant Dan Scott has supervised over 4000 criminal investigations in child abuse, rape and sexual assault including the Miramonte teacher abuse case. One of the nation’s leading experts in child abuse, he has conducted over 1500 criminal investigations in which he has interviewed over 1800 child and adult victims and over 1500 suspects.
“Sharing my commitment to the safety and well-being of the children in the County’s care, Judge Tevrizian and Sergeant Scott bring to the commission vast experience, knowledge and judgment,” said Antonovich.
The Blue Ribbon Commission, initiated by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Michael D. Antonovich, was approved by the Board of Supervisors to address the child safety and welfare needs within the County of Los Angeles. This commission will review the current issues and challenges faced by the Department of Children and Family Services and address the role of law enforcement, schools, and other County and City agencies involved. The commission will also examine the policies and procedures in the memoranda of understanding related to staff discipline and promotion.