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Will Governor Newsom’s proposed 2023-24 budget impact older adults and people with disabilities?

Despite projected budget shortfalls, a Scan Foundation analysis concluded that the budget proposal did not call for significant cuts to health and social service programs serving older adults. Notable exceptions include the temporary elimination of the Accessory Development Unit (ADU) program and the absence of new funding for affordable housing development. Nevertheless, the proposed budget does include some new programs…

Child Maltreatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Child Maltreatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

What happened to children during the recent global pandemic? The California Department of Public Health, Injury and Prevention Branch (CDPH/IVPB) and the California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention (CDSS/OCAP)’s, Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative recently addressed this issue in a webinar on “Child Maltreatment-Related Injuries During the COVID-19 Pandemic in California”. The goal of this webinar was to…

Citizen Review Panels 2021-22

Citizen Review Panels 2021-22

The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) requires each state to convene Citizen Review Panels (CRP). In California, there are three committees that make recommendations to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). One focuses on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, another on Children and Family Services, and the third one on Critical Incidents. During the 2021/2022 fiscal year, these three panels made…

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