The Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force

Assembly Bill 1520 (Chapter 415, Statutes of 2016) directed the California Department of Social Services to convene The Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force. The purpose of the Task Force is development of recommendations to reduce child poverty rates, especially deep child poverty.

The Task Force will issue its final report by November 1, 2018. This report is intended to be a high-level policy document to inform the next Administration and the Legislature.

Task Force Members
    •  The Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force Members

Task Force Meeting Information
    •  December 12, 2017
    •  January 17, 2018
    •  March 14, 2018
    •  May 30, 2018
    •  July 18, 2018
    •  August 23, 2018
    •  September 26, 2018

Meeting Location
California Department of Social Services
744 P Street, Auditorium, Room 9-02-205
Sacramento, CA 95814

*The meeting held on August 23, 2018 will be held in Southern California:
California Department of Social Services
Community Care Licensing
300 Continental Blvd.
El Segundo, CA 90245

Upcoming Subcommittee Meetings
    •  Early Childhood Programs – June 26, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
            - Meeting Summary, May 30, 2018
    •  Social Safety Net Programs – July 11, 2018, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
            - Meeting Summary, May 30, 2018
    •  Coordinated Services – July 16, 2018, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
            - Meeting Summary, May 30, 2018

Call:  888-363-4735  Code:  9597721 to participate.  Please RSVP with Julianna Vignalats, Julianna.Vignalats@dss.ca.gov

The Housing & Homelessness, Workforce Training & Support, and Special Populations subcommittees will meet for the first time on July 18, 2018.

May 30, 2018 Meeting Information
•  Meeting Agenda
•  Subcommittee Instructions and Call-In Information
•  Subcommittee Topics
•  Family Independence Initiative
•  CA Department of Education – Strategies to Reduce Child Poverty
•  Department of Social Services Housing Program
•  Housing Perspectives from Los Angeles
•  Coordinated Services Memorandum
•  Early Childhood Programs Memorandum
•  Social Safety Net Memorandum
•  January 2018 Meeting Summary and Notes
•  March 2018 Meeting Summary and Notes

March 14, 2018 Meeting Information

•  Meeting Agenda 
•  Culture, Context, and Community Engagement:  A Foundation for Reducing Child Poverty
•  Outreach, Assessment and Access to Services:  Digital Service-Delivery
•  The Poverty of Unauthorized Immigrant Children and Children in Mixed Status Families in California - PPT
   The Poverty and Wellbeing of Unauthorized Immigrant Children and Children in Mixed Status Families - Full Report
•  Early Learning Programs for Children 0-5
•  Home Visiting
•  Multi-Generational Approaches to Supporting Parents and Children
•  Expanded Learning Programs
•  Employment and Workforce Training

January 17, 2018 Meeting Information
•  Meeting Agenda
•  Overview of Safety Net Programs - Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)
•  Earned Income Tax Credit - Hilary Hoynes
•  CalFresh - Hilary Hoynes
•  Medi-Cal - California Budget and Policy Center (CBPC)
•  Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/ State Supplementary Payment (SSP) - CBPC
•  California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) - PPIC
•  California’s Capacity to Monitor Poverty -  David B. Grusky

December 12, 2017 Meeting Information
•  Meeting Agenda
•  Purpose Statement
•  Welfare and Institutions Code 20050
•  Bagley-Keene Overview
•  California Budget and Policy Center - Presentation
•  Public Policy Institute of California - Presentation