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CFSD Quarterly Policy Guidance Webinars

The Children and Family Services Division hosts Quarterly Policy Guidance Communication webinars with all 58 County Welfare and Probation Departments in California to ensure all county leadership and staff are made aware of new child welfare All County Letters (ACL) and All County Information Notices (ACIN).


May 16, 2024 Policy Guidance Webinar 

  • ACIN I-05-24 - How to use the Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) Placement Agreement Form SOC 154C
  • ACIN I-06-24 - To provide federally recognized Tribes in California, and others a link to the full report
  • ACIN I-10-24 - To provide summaries of 2023 chaptered legislation affecting CWS and Foster Care Programs
  • ACIN I-12-24 - To inform counties and providers that the SOC 200 STRTP Placement Referral cover Sheet is available for use by a county placing agency/Indian Trines
  • ACL 24-14 - To provide counties with the requirements for completing the Independent Living Program Annual Narrative Report

February 8, 2024 Policy Guidance Webinar

  • ACL 23-97 - Adoption Facilitator Program Repealed
  • ACL 23-12 - Excellence in Family Finding and Engagement Program
  • ACL 23-104 - FAQs Regarding Capacity of Home and Sibling Placements     
  • CFL TBD - Overview to county/tribal stakeholders ahead of the CFL publishing
  • ACIN I-73-23 - LOCP FAQs
  • ACL 23-101 - Structured Decision Making


November 9, 2023 Policy Guidance Webinar

  • ACL 23-55 - Advance Planning Document Process
  • ACIN I-59-23 - Child And Family Services Review (CFSR) Round 4 Impact on California’s Child and Family Services Review (C-CFSR)
  • ACIN I-51-23 - Harm Reduction Series – Juvenile Courts

November 1, 2023 AB3176 Inquiry Webinar

  • ACL 23-64Safety Assessment, Emergency Removal and Emergency Placement.

September 14, 2023 Policy Guidance Webinar

  • AB3176 - 
  • ACL 23-46 - ICWA inquiry, reason to believe, reason to know, an d notice requirements.

April 6, 2023 Policy Guidance Webinar

  • ACL 22-13  - Qualified Individual Recommendation and The Level of Care Rate Determination Protocol Static Rate.
  • ACL 22-92 - Additional Protections Established By Assembly Bill 670 For Dependents And Wards Who Are Parents.
  • ACL 23-23  - Family First Prevention Services Program, Comprehensive Prevention Plan Submission Deadline Extension, Comprehensive Prevention Plan Approval Process And Family First Prevention Services Opt-Out Process.
  • CL 22-100  - The purpose of this letter is to provide answers to frequently asked questions by child welfare services agencies and probation departments regarding the placement preservation strategy found in All County Letter 19-26.

January 26, 2023 Policy Guidance Webinar

  • ACL 23-02 - Flexible Family Supports and Home-Based Foster Care Funding
  • ACIN I-46-22 - Resource and Information Sharing Between Counties and Caregivers


3rd Quarter Policy Guidance Webinar (Hosted on July 22, 2022)

2nd Quarter Policy Guidance Webinar (Hosted on April 7, 2022)

  • ACL 22-16Foster Care Program Eligibility and Redeterminations
  • ACL 22-17 - Resource Family Pandemic Assistance

1st Quarter Policy Guidance Webinar (Hosted on January 7, 2022

  • ACIN I-36-21- Harm Reduction Series, Law Enforcement
  • ACL 21-103Using a Voluntary Placement Agreement to place children with their parent(s) in a licensed Substance Abuse Residential Program

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