The County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA) is a non-profit association representing the human service directors from each of California's 58 counties. The Association's mission is to promote a human services system that encourages self-sufficiency of families and communities, and protects vulnerable children and adults from abuse and neglect.

To accomplish this mission, the Association:

Advocates for policies that will further the mission of the organization.

Educates state and federal policy-makers and the public regarding the impact of human services policies on individuals, communities, and county social services operations.

Collaborates with governmental and community-based organizations to ensure efficient and effective service delivery.

Facilitates effective communication between and among county social service agencies, and state and federal administrative agencies, including the exchange of knowledge and best and promising practices.

Child and Family Policy Institute of California Child and Family Policy Institute of California (CFPIC).
A private non-profit organization incorporated by the County Welfare Directors to advance the development of sound public policy and promote statewide program excellence in public Human Services Agencies through research, education, training and technical assistance to meet the needs of the Human Services Agencies and their partners. Visit CFPIC