National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts: Site Visits Report . Chapter 9. Ventura County, California


Within the past 3 years, Ventura County, California, has initiated reform efforts designed to move children through the CPS process more quickly while still providing quality services to children and families. Reforms included contracting out CPS hotline services, emphasizing early intervention and prevention services, and supporting staff in their roles as social workers rather than law enforcement investigators.

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