Family Reunification/CalWORKs Protocols

Several counties have developed joint policies, procedures, forms and other materials to guide service coordination between child welfare services (CWS) social workers and Welfare-to-Work (WtW) workers on behalf of families involved in both systems, even when the children are placed in out-of-home care for safety reasons. Review the documents below to see how counties identify families eligible for continued services through WtW following removal of children from the home and coordinate services for up to 1 year while the parent(s) are working toward reunification. Some counties (e.g., Tehama) also establish a fiscal case plan to manage costs between the programs.