National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts: Site Visits Report . Objectives


The objectives of child protection reform in Ventura County are to fulfill the CFS mission by:

  • Promoting prevention and early intervention services;
  • Supporting line staff in their roles as social workers, as opposed to law enforcement agents; and
  • Shifting practice to be more "family-centered" by focusing on keeping children safe in their homes and communities and by giving families a larger role in the decisionmaking process.

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