Child Welfare Services: Serving Foster Youth With Complex Needs


The County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA) and Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) urge the Legislature to support foster children who are highly traumatized and have unmet complex needs. CWDA and CPOC are jointly requesting $43.7 million General Funding (GF) in FY 2023-24 to stabilize foster youth and youth at risk of foster care with acute and complex needs, to better enable California to realize the goals of the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) effort, as adopted pursuant to AB 403 (Stone, Ch. 773, Statutes of 2015).