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Opposition to Child Welfare Cuts in the May Revision

The County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA), the California State Association of Counties (CSAC), the Urban Counties of California (UCC), and the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) are strongly opposed to the May Revision proposals
that would eliminate funding for caregiver approvals and the Family Urgent Response System (FURS) program.

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Opposition to CalWORKs Cuts in the May Revision

The County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA), the California State Association of Counties (CSAC), the Urban Counties of California (UCC), and the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) stand in opposition to the draconian cuts proposed to

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APS Coalition Letter Oppose MR Cuts

The undersigned organizations strongly oppose the budget cuts made to Adult Protective Services (APS) in the Governor’s 2024-25 May Revision proposal. The May Revision proposes a permanent $40 million General Fund (GF) reduction to APS response to victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation, and a $4.8 million GF permanent reduction for training of APS social workers, largely eliminating all training to APS social workers. These cuts would also result in the permanent loss of $54.3 million in federal matching funds.

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Child Welfare Services (CWS): Foster Care Rate Reform Proposal

The County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA) appreciates the efforts of the Administration and California Department of Social Services (COSS) to put forth a comprehensive foster care rate reform proposal. CWDA supports the overarching goals of the proposal to support family-based care, particularly kinship care, and to establish a new structure driven by the child’s needs rather than by their placement setting. CWDA is also supportive of proposed new state investments associated with the rate proposal.

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With New Plan, CWDA Deepens Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As I stepped into the role of CWDA’s Executive Director in January 2021, our state and our county human services agencies were grappling with several interrelated crises.  One was the devastation, fear and human loss of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our county staff were on the front lines, meeting a surge of need and witnessing the devastating impact of the virus on communities long excluded from the basic foundations of health – quality housing, nutrition, preventive care and more.