Title IV-E California Well-Being Project 

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The California Well-Being Project provides participating counties with the flexibility to invest existing resources more effectively in proven and innovative approaches that better ensure the safety of children and the success of families. This flexibility enables the opportunity to reinvest resources into more cost efficient approaches that achieve better outcomes.

California’s Project began on July 1, 2007, with Alameda and Los Angeles counties and has continued under three-short term bridge extensions through September 30, 2014. On September 29, 2014, the federal government approved a five-year extension and expansion of the Project for Butte, Lake, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara and Sonoma counties through September 30, 2019.

Two counties have elected to opt out of the Project; Butte County, effective July 1, 2017, and Lake County, effective October 1, 2017. 

The target population includes children and youth ages zero to 17, inclusive, who currently are in out-of-home placement or who are at risk of entering or re-entering foster care.

 Project Goals:

  • Improve the array of services and supports available to children and families involved in the child welfare and juvenile probation systems.
  • Engage families through a more individualized casework approach that emphasized family involvement.
  • Increase the child safety without an over-reliance on out-of-home care.
  • Improve permanency outcomes and timelines.
  • Improve child and family well-being.
  • Decrease recidivism and delinquency for youth on probation. 

Safety Organized Practice Intervention

Child Service Intervention for Child Welfare Departments

To further implement and enhance the Core Practice Model for child welfare.

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Wraparound Intervention

Core Service Intervention for Probation Departments

For probation youth exhibiting delinquency risk factors that put them at risk of entering foster care.

 

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Additional Information

Contact Us

California Department of Social Services
744 P Street, MS8-11-86
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-6600
IV-EWaiver@dss.ca.gov

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Reports and Documents
Fiscal Methodology
Project Evaluation
County Fiscal Letters
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Historical Reports and Documents

Important Resources

Federal Finance Reform
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