Children's Residential Program

The Children’s Residential Program has regulatory oversight of licensed facilities caring for minors, age 0 through 17 and non-minor dependents age 18 through 21 in out-of-home care.  

The core mission of the Children's Residential Program is to promote the health, safety and quality of life of children in out-of-home community care facilities, through the administration of an effective collaborative regulatory enforcement system. The roles and responsibilities of the licensing division include prevention, compliance, and enforcement.

The Program consists of one Program Office at headquarters in Sacramento, and five regional offices with seven local units throughout California. The five regional offices are in Sacramento, San Jose, Riverside, Monterey Park and Culver City. The Program also includes the Foster Family Home (FFH) County Licensing and the Out-of-State Group Home Certification Program.