Refugee Programs

About the Refugee Programs Bureau:

The Refugee Programs Bureau (RPB) on behalf of the California Department of Social Services provides statewide administration of California's Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP) and the Cuban/Haitian Entrant Program (CHEP) within pertinent federal guidelines, funding constraints and the State Plan.  The RPB has responsibility for managing and coordinating the delivery of benefits and services to the refugee and entrant populations of California in partnership with counties and local refugee service providers.  The RPB also has oversight responsibility for the Repatriation Program, Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program, Refugee School Impact Grant, Older Refugee Discretionary Grant and the Trafficking and Crime Victims Assistance Program.

RBP Vision:

Individuals empowered to successfully transition and grow in California communities.

RPB Mission:

It is the RPB's mission to provide state-level leadership and coordination of refugee programs and services to achieve successful refugee resettlement and self-sufficiency in California.  

RPB Units:

Internally the RPB is comprised of three units that are responsible for overseeing the state's administrative functions.  They include the following:  Policy Unit, County Operations & Performance Unit and the Funding & Data Unit. 

Contact Information:

RPB Staff Roster
Email: RPB@dss.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 654-4356
Fax: (916) 654-7187

Mailing Address:

Refugee Programs Bureau
P.O. Box 944243, MS 8-9-646
Sacramento, CA  94244-2430

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