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California Child Welfare Council

About

The California Child Welfare Council (CWC) was established by the Child Welfare Leadership and Accountability Act of 2006 (Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 16540 – 16545) and serves as an advisory body responsible for improving the collaboration and processes of the multiple agencies and the courts that serve the children in the child welfare system. The Council is co-chaired by the Secretary of the California Health & Human Services Agency and the designee of the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, and membership is comprised of state departments, county departments, nonprofit service providers, advocates, parents and former foster youth. The Council is charged with monitoring and reporting on the extent to which the agencies and courts are responsive to the needs of children in their joint care.

Council Meeting Information

Council Meeting Materials

 

September 13, 2023

December 7, 2022

September 7, 2022

June 1, 2022

March 2, 2022

December 1, 2021

September 8, 2021

June 2, 2021

Information Regarding the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative

To view a recording of the meeting, visit Zoom and manually enter the following passcode: 39ue3S=1

March 3, 2021

December 1, 2020

To view a recording of the meeting,

  • Visit Zoom
  • Password: 6=7%j@0q (enter the password manually)

September 2, 2020

To view a recording of the meeting,

  • Visit Zoom
  • Password: 8!6P1&8R (enter the password manually instead of copying and pasting)

July 21, 2020

To view a recording of the meeting,

  • Visit Zoom
  • Password: bB47?UIH (enter the password manually instead of copying and pasting)

March 3, 2020

December 4, 2019

September 4, 2019

June 5, 2019

March 6, 2019

December 5, 2018

September 12, 2018

June 13, 2018

February 28, 2018

December 4, 2017

September 6, 2017

June 7, 2017

March 1, 2017

Committee Meeting Materials

 

March 6, 2024

December 6, 2023

September 13, 2023

An amended version of the Forward Change Report entitled “Building Higher Education Pathways for Youth in Secure Treatment Facilities in California: A Call to Action” is now available.  Email oycr@chhs.ca.gov to request a copy.

June 14, 2023

Anyone who would like a copy of the full draft Forward Change Report presented in summary at the June 14th meeting should email oycr@chhs.ca.gov to request a copy.

March 1, 2023

December 16, 2022

September 14, 2022

June 1, 2022

May 4, 2022

March 29, 2022

June 23, 2021

June 3, 2021 -Workgroup

May 10, 2021

February 24, 2021

Past Meeting Materials

2024 Meetings

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION REGISTRATION LINKS

All Task Force meetings are open for public participation and include a public comment period at the opening and closing of the meeting. Meeting times are 1:00 – 4:00pm PST unless otherwise noted.

  • February 13 (Virtual Meeting) Register
  • March 12 (Virtual Meeting ) Register 
  • April 9 (Virtual Meeting) Register
  • May 14 (Virtual Meeting) Register
  • June 4 (Hybrid Meeting, In-person meeting in Sacramento with details to follow ) Register 

2024 Meeting Materials

February 13, 2024

January 16, 2024

2023 Meetings & Materials

December 5, 2023

November 13, 2023

October 16, 2023

September 18, 2023