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California Citizens Review Panel Annual Report

2018-2019 Project Period

The California Citizen Review Panels (CRP), established by Congress under the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), are charged with evaluating how the state child welfare agency, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), is discharging its responsibilities. The Prevention CRP, Child and Family Services CRP, and Critical Incident CRP met and discussed what topics to focus their work on. The Prevention CRP focused on the statewide Prevention Planning. The Children and Family Services CRP focused on the decision-making process when children are removed from their homes. The Critical Incident CRP focused on the decision-making process when children are returned to their homes after a foster care placement and preventing subsequent incidents. Based on their research, each CRP released recommendations and action steps for CDSS.

You can find the full report here.