Children’s Services

Information on Unaccompanied Minors/Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
Updated September 8, 2014

Latino Family Practices Committee Resource Website

This website contains links to data, research, policies and practice guides to support counties' work with Latino families in the child welfare system. This information is compiled by the CDSS Latino Family Practices Committee and is maintained by the California Child Welfare Indicators Project at UC Berkeley.

AB 12 County Contact List for Re-Entries

Resource for County agencies on who to contact if a youth is re-entering foster care as a non-minor dependent under AB 12, to resume jurisdiction in the county of origin.

After 18 - California Fostering Connections to Success Act

Find information on the new law, effective January 1, 2012, that gives eligible foster youth the option to remain in foster care and receive services and supports until age 20.

Specialized Care Rate Program Contacts

This list identifies child welfare agency representatives who can assist other counties to ensure proper payment of any applicable specialized care rates for foster children placed into their counties. The link to county SCI rates can be found on the CDSS website here.

Counties Participating in Courtesy Supervision

This list identifies the counties and procedures for requesting courtesy supervision for children placed out-of-county.

Counties Participating in Relative Assessments and Courtesy Supervision

This document identifies county child welfare agencies in California that have agreed to reciprocate each other in providing courtesy home inspections for relative approvals, and/or checks of relative placements. The list provides the county contact person for each of these services as well as any special instructions on how to request assistance.

Courtesy Home Inspection Referral Form

This form should be used when requesting a courtesy home inspection for relative/NREFM approval. Note for courtesy supervision there is no formalized referral format for requesting assistance with this. The counties ask that pertinent information as to demographics, child's special needs, assigned social worker and court information be provided when making a request.

Intercounty Agreement/Guidelines Form

This form outlines the roles and responsibilities of the sending and receiving county when assisting with the relative/NREFM approval process.

Inter County Transfer Protocol

For county child welfare agencies to facilitate the transfer of case records for dependents between counties [Cover Letter].

Child Born to Mother Incarcerated/Hospitalized in a State Institution

getR.E.A.L. National Network

Link to the national network for getR.E.A.L. (Recognize. Engage. Affirm. Love) initiative, which is designed to help transform child welfare policy and practice to promote the healthy development of all children and youth. Sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (along with race, ethnicity and disability) are part of the identity formation that occurs in adolescence.

The Equity Project

The Equity Project is an initiative to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth in juvenile delinquency courts are treated with dignity, respect, and fairness, with training curriculum and resources that are applicable in the child welfare context. The Equity Project examines issues of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression (SOGIE) that impact youth during the entire delinquency process, ranging from arrest through post-disposition.