May Revision: Child Welfare / Foster Care Issues 
Updates Issued In May 2022

Budget Priority

The County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA) is pleased to see new investments in the area of child welfare and foster care services in the Governor’s May Revision for 2022-23. Overall, these investments are needed and important for foster children, youth and families, particularly now as counties continue to grapple with a growing crisis in placement and services for youth with complex needs. While the investments are promising, CWDA notes its concerns in a few of areas of the May Revision and reiterates our previous budget requests in child welfare.