Citizen Review Panels Annual Report - Available Now!

On behalf of the wonderful, hard-working members of the California Citizen Review Panels and our co-facilitators at RDA Consulting, CFPIC is pleased to present the Citizen Review Panel 2021 Annual Report.

As you will read, there has been a great deal of activity over the past several months and we anticipate continuing as much, or more, work during the upcoming year.

We at CFPIC and RDA truly appreciate the opportunity to work with the Panel members, who are such dedicated volunteers in their efforts to assess and improve California's Child Welfare System.  We are privileged to be able to act as their facilitators and representatives as they strive to enhance the work of California's Child Welfare Community in improving the lives of California's most vulnerable children and families.
Click here to view the report.

March is Social Work Month!

CFPIC is proud to celebrate this year’s Social Work Month by recognizing those who have dedicated their careers to improving human well-being and work tirelessly to remove the barriers that prevent children, families and communities from reaching their full potential.

We look forward to taking some time this month to highlight some of the experiences of the many amazing social workers that we are lucky enough to have on staff here at CFPIC, so stay tuned!

Resources for Social Work Month:

The Time is Right for Social Work - theme and rational 2022


National Association of Social Workers California - News and Events


Foster Youth Bill of Rights 20th Anniversary Celebration

On May 27th, the Child and Family Policy Institute of California assisted the California Department of Social Services Office of the Ombudsperson in producing a virtual celebration in honor of the 20th anniversary of California's Foster Youth Bill of Rights. This special event featured speakers from current and former Ombudspersons and leaders, reflective panel discussions and informative stakeholder breakout sessions.

We are appreciative of everyone who was involved in putting on this celebration, and to all the participants from across the state to joined us to commemorate 20 years of the Foster Youth Bill of Rights. If you are interested, we have posted a video recording of the event, and all the resources shared during the breakout sessions below.

Foster Youth Bill of Rights 20th Anniversary Celebration Video

Breakout Groups:
Breakout Options Final

Transition Age Youth: Creating Your Own Path

ICWA and the Foster Youth Bill or Rights

CFTs and Case Plans
Presentation part 1, part 2, part 3

Dependency Court Process: Foster Children's Rights in Court

iFoster: Bridging the Digital Divide for CA Youth in Care
Presentation, iFoster Phones for Foster Youth