Advisory Board 

** The May 15, 2024 Child and Family Strengthening Advisory Board Child and Family Well-Being Work Group will be held virtually.**

Topic: Child and Family Well-Being Work Group

Time: May 15, 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Zoom Information

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81024540479?pwd=RGJxWHp3QXFaVUgyZ2VlMW53a1FIdz09

Meeting ID: 810 2454 0479
Passcode: 132998

** The May 16, 2024 Child and Family Strengthening Advisory Board Lived Expert Action Partners Work Group will be held virtually.**

Topic: Lived Expert Action Partners Work Group

Time: May 16, 2024, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Information

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81542984559?pwd=YUF3YlZFdlVHY3kxYzNOaE4vdWtIQT09

Meeting ID: 815 4298 4559
Passcode: 592390

** The May 23, 2024 Child and Family Strengthening Advisory Board Placement and Caregiver Support Work Group will be held virtually.**

Topic: Placement and Caregiver Support Work Group

Time: May 23, 2024, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Zoom Information

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84025887562?pwd=STBMbHRTdWpMNUtqVkw4ajJkL1hLZz09

Meeting ID: 840 2588 7562
Passcode: 808795

 

 

The mission of the Advisory Board is to encourage cross-sector collaboration and transparent monitoring of the San Diego County child welfare system to ensure the safety and well-being of children and families.

Overview 

The Board of Supervisors has taken a strong leadership role in supporting efforts to prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect. The efforts focus on strengthening families by identifying and addressing the needs of children and youth who are in the public charge as well as those whose safety and welfare may be at risk.

The Child and Family Strengthening Advisory Board of San Diego County was created to enhance the ability of the County to prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect. The Advisory Board has absorbed the duties of the Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council and will work closely with the Polinsky Children’s Center Advisory Board and the San Diego Foster Care Services Committee. The Advisory Board has broad oversight over the County’s child welfare system.

Board Members

The Advisory Board consists of twenty-one (25) voting members representing a broad cross-section of community and stakeholders as follows:

  • Two (2) members of the Board of Supervisors who serve as Co-Chairs
  • Three (3) Supervisorial District representatives
  • Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court or designee
  • Health and Human Services Agency Director or designee
  • Child Welfare Services Director or designee
  • Chief Probation Officer or designee
  • First 5 San Diego Executive Director or designee
  • Former Foster Youth
  • Foster Parent association
  • Foster Family agency
  • Congregate care provider
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate
  • Legal counsel for minors in juvenile court
  • Legal counsel for parents in juvenile court
  • San Diego County Office of Education
  • Juvenile justice community-based organization
  • Children’s health care professional
  • Social Worker
  • Two (2) individuals with lived experience who reflect over-represented populations in the system with a preference for former foster youth
  • Representative from Polinsky Children's Center
  • Representative from San Pasqual Academy