Who We Are

We are CFPIC (Child and Family Policy Institute of California)

The Child and Family Policy Institute of California is a private, non-profit organization, incorporated as a 501c3 entity in 2004 to advance the development of sound public policy and promote program excellence for safe and stable families living in supportive communities, through research, advocacy, training, consultation and technical assistance.  Based in Sacramento, CFPIC supports public human service agencies in meeting the needs of vulnerable children, families and adults.

The leadership and staff of CFPIC understand that they carry out their work in the context of historical and structural inequities endemic to our society.  We know that social and economic contexts such as race, class, ability, education, sexual orientation, and gender identification are often associated with disproportionately higher rates of representation in public social service systems and often poorer outcomes.   We are committed to counteracting these inequities by advancing racial, social, and economic justice in all that we do in partnership with California’s public Human Services system.  To learn more about our efforts to promote inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging for those who experience the public systems, and for those working within them, please refer to the Race Equity Diversity Inclusion (REDI) tab on our menu.

Our Team

CFPIC is staffed by over 20 full and part-time professionals with in-depth knowledge, insight, experience and expertise in human services programs. Our Executive Team has over 35 years of experience directing child welfare and human service entities in California. Additionally, CFPIC partners with training professionals from California’s Regional Training Academies to complement the array of services and supports we provide.

Our Board

CFPIC was originally incorporated in 2004 by the Board of Directors of the County Welfare Directors Association. Today, CFPIC operates under the authority of the CFPIC Board of Directors, comprised of seven California human services’ directors and professionals with vast expertise and experience in adult, child welfare and self-sufficiency programs and supports. CFPIC’s Board meets quarterly to provide oversight and set strategic direction for the organization.