The Bay Area Regional Children’s Committee is composed of representatives of the 12 Bay Area County Child Welfare Services Programs; representatives attend from Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, Marin, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma Counties in order to share program expertise that will improve the lives of vulnerable children throughout the Region.
The Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) draws together a series of existing and new reforms to child welfare services, probation and mental health programs designed out of an understanding that children who must live a part from their biological parents do best when they are cared for in committed nurturing family homes. AB 403 provides the statutory and policy framework to ensure that services and supports provided to the child/youth and his or her family is tailored toward the ultimate goal of maintaining a stable permanent family. The CCR Regional Collaborative is made up of Directors from child welfare services, probation and mental health who are creating a framework to support the entire Bay Area region.
TAB was established in 1997 by BASSC and is coordinated by the Bay Area Academy. To insure a strong connection with BASSC, the Vice-Chair of BASSC serves as the Chair of TAB. The charge of TAB is to advise the Academy staff on planning and implementing the annual regional training plan. This board is comprised of two representatives from each county (the child welfare services administrator and staff development director), and invited CalSWEC representatives. BASSC Directors are responsible for designating two TAB members, one of who serves as Chair of the TAB.
The Bay Area Social Services Consortium (BASSC) is an agency-university-foundation partnership founded in 1987 that promotes social service research, training, and policy development to strengthen public sector social services in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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