Child Welfare Services Review Working Group
The County of San Diego Child Welfare Services (CWS) Review Working Group was formed as an ad hoc subcommittee of the Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council (CAPCC), by the County Administrative Officer at the request of the Board of Supervisors in a memorandum dated August 10, 2018.
The Working Group convened on August 22, 2018 and conducted 17 weekly
meetings that featured numerous presentations by the County of San
Diego Child Welfare Services (CWS) management and staff.
The Working Group was charged with assessing the state of the County’s child welfare system to identify organizational, policy, legal, and practice barriers to child safety, timely case processing, and permanency. Its end goal was to make recommendations to improve the well-being of the children the County serves.
The Working Group approached this project with three goals in mind:
- Achieve meaningful and lasting child welfare system changes and thereby significantly improve the well-being and case outcomes for all children and families in their care
- Enhance the performance and impact of the many professionals in County of San Diego Child Welfare Services (CWS)
- Expand the trust and confidence of the community members and partners in the County of San Diego government and its child welfare system