Advisory Board 

** The February 15, 2024 Child and Family Strengthening Advisory Board Subcommittee Lived Expert Action Partners Work Group (formerly FAYCES) will be held virtually.**

Topic: Lived Expert Action Partners Work Group (formerly FAYCES)

Time: February 15, 2024, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Meeting Link: or 1 669 900 6833

Meeting ID: 882 0748 3307

Passcode: 000212

** The February 21, 2024 Child and Family Strengthening Advisory Board Subcommittee Child and Family Well-Being will be held virtually.**

Topic: Child and Family Well-Being

Time: February 21, 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Meeting Link:

or 1 669 444 9171 US

Meeting ID: 839 7419 2876

Passcode: 912374

** The February 22, 2024 Child and Family Strengthening Advisory Board Subcommittee: Placement and Resource Family Support will be held virtually.**

Topic: Placement and Resource Family Support

Time: February 22, 2024, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Meeting Link:

or 1 669 900 6833 

Meeting ID: 839 4295 6241

Passcode: 459939


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.


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