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/Child Welfare Policy and Program Development Bureau

The Child Welfare Policy and Program Development Bureau coordinates policy and program development with county child welfare agencies, tribes and other stakeholders, to provide guidance in policy implementation and ongoing improvement of best practices.

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.

Page last reviewed on 10/28/22.