Data and Information Sharing
Resources and information to support the practice of making data and information available and accessible among stakeholders for efficiency and better outcomes.
CDSS Letters and Information Notices
All County Letters (ACLs)
ACL No. 16-75: Foster Youth Data Shared with California Department of Education
The purpose of this ACL is to inform county child welfare and juvenile probation departments that the California Department of Social Services continues to share child-specific data about foster youth with the California Department of Education (CDE). The CDE is matching this information with school enrollment data, in order to identify foster youth for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) attending their schools so that the LEAs may, in turn, provide supportive educational services to them.
All County Information Notices (ACINs)
ACIN No. I-77-16: Foster Youth Data Shared Between Local Education Agencies and Child Welfare Agencies
The purpose of this ACIN is to inform county child welfare and juvenile probation departments that the California Department of Social Services, California Department of Education, and the Bureau of Children’s Justice at the California Department of Justice jointly prepared the attached letter entitled “Dear Colleague: Joint Guidance Foster Youth Information-Sharing” to summarize existing federal and state laws that permit, and sometimes require, the sharing of information and records between local education agencies, child welfare agencies, and foster caregivers in a way that is both lawful and appropriate to ensure that foster youth receive appropriate supports and services to address their needs under the Local Control and Funding Formula.