CEBC Oversight and Funding

California Department of Social Services

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) supervises the administration of programs that are federally funded, state-directed, and locally operated.

The mission of the CDSS is to serve, aid, and protect needy and vulnerable children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility, and foster independence.

CDSS/Children and Family Services Division (CFSD)

The Children and Family Services Division (CFSD) within the CDSS plays a vital role in the development of policies and programs that implement the goals of the CDSS mission. Oversight of the state’s child welfare services system is the responsibility of the CFSD.

Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP)

The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) manages the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare. The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) has been committed to improving the quality of life for California's children and families since 1977. To prevent child abuse and neglect, OCAP funds and coordinates local services that help strengthen and preserve families. OCAP also develops and distributes information to individuals and organizations. OCAP administers state and federal grants and the California's State Children's Trust Fund.