Stakeholder Resources

CDSS Upcoming Stakeholder Meetings

Last updated: December 2, 2021

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) works closely with stakeholders across the state. Below is a listing of upcoming meetings.

State Hearings Division

Statewide Stakeholder Meetings
Dates: December 3, 2021
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Details: Agenda available to meeting participants.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: Kathleen Benton, Presiding Administrative Law Judge, Policy and Rehearings Bureau, Kathleen.Benton@dss.ca.gov

Office of Equity

Refugee Programs Bureau
State Advisory Council on Refugee Assistance and Services (SAC) Quarterly Meeting

Date: December 9, 2021
Time: 1:30-3 p.m.
Details: Information to follow.
How to participate: Information to follow.
Contact: Lauren Kocher, Lauren.Kocher@dss.ca.gov


Enhanced Services for Asylees and Vulnerable Non-citizens (ESVAN)
ESVAN Stakeholder Engagement

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Details: The Refugee Programs will invite select participants to stakeholder engagement meetings as they are scheduled.
How to participate: If you are interested in participating, please contact the Refugee Program Bureau.
Contact: Adult Refugee Programs Manager Jacqueline Hom, Jacqueline.Hom@dss.ca.gov

Research, Automation, and Data Division

CalSAWS Project
Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting

Date: December 9, 2021

Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Details: Agenda to follow. Learn more about the CalSAWS Project.
How to participate: Register for Webex meeting.
Contact: CalSAWSStakeholderEngagement@dss.ca.gov

Community Care Licensing Division

Child Care Licensing Program
Local Licensing Calls

Details: The CDSS Community Care Licensing Division, Child Care Licensing Office hosts local licensing calls for child care providers. The purpose for these meetings is to share information on the following topics: provider best practices on promoting facial masking, frequently asked questions, licensed stipends, and vaccines (COVID-19 and influenza).

Dates and Times: No Local Licensing Calls are planned for December, but they will resume in January, 2022.

Children and Family Services Division

California Wraparound Advisory Committee
Date: January 7, 2021
Time: 9 a.m.
Details: Agenda to follow
How to participate: Zoom link


Peer Partner Network and Support
Date: January 13, 2021
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Details: TBD
How to participate: Zoom link
Contact: resourcecenter@ucdavis.edu


Integrated Practice & Resource Development Bureau
Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) Part IV Stakeholder Workgroup Meetings

Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 3:30-5 p.m.
Details: CDSS and the California Department of Health Care Services co-host meetings with stakeholders. The current focus of these meetings is the Qualified Individual.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: Bill Moore, William.Moore@dss.ca.gov


Integrated Practice & Resource Development Bureau
Wraparound Workforce Development Workgroup Meetings

Date: Fourth Tuesday of every month
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Details: Covers aftercare implementation.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: Daniel Wilson, Daniel.Wilson@dss.ca.gov


Resources Development and Training Support Bureau
Early Childhood

Date: Fourth Tuesday of each month
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Details: The CDSS Early Practice Interventions for Children and Families Unit launched a statewide workgroup to update and enhance the Birth to Six Toolkit, a resource webpage currently housed on the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) website. Upon completion of this project, we hope to expand the workgroup into a larger statewide early childhood committee that will focus on meeting the needs and well-being of children age birth to five years, involved with the child welfare system.
How to participate: If your county is interested in participating in the workgroup, please email CWSEarlyChildhood@dss.ca.gov to inquire.


Integrated Practice & Resource Development Bureau
Wraparound Steering Committee Meetings

Date: Fourth Wednesday of every month
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Details: Covers aftercare implementation.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: Daniel Wilson, Daniel.Wilson@dss.ca.gov


Wraparound Fiscal and Organizational Leadership
Date: First Friday of every month
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Details:The purpose of this group is to support the fiscal fidelity of wraparound programs. This includes identification of potential funding streams to braid funds, development of a wraparound estimated cost expense plan, and encouraging the use of flexible funding.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: Wraparoundquestions@dss.ca.gov


Integrated Practice & Resource Development Bureau
Wraparound Fidelity and Outcomes Data Workgroup Meetings

Date: Third Friday of every month
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Details: Covers aftercare implementation.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: Daniel Wilson, Daniel.Wilson@dss.ca.gov


Supporting Policy Work Related to Child Welfare CANS-Informed CFTs
Date: Not scheduled yet
Time: TBD
Details:TBD
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: William Moore at William.Moore@dss.ca.gov

Adult Programs Division

IHSS Career Pathways

Dates: TBD

Time: TBD
Details: The Adult Programs Division, along with stakeholders, will discuss proposed training opportunities for IHSS providers that assist with the development of a culturally and linguistically competent workforce to meet the needs of an ever-growing diverse population of IHSS recipients, increase provider retention to maintain a stable workforce, and improve the overall quality of care and health outcomes for IHSS recipients.
How to participate: More info to follow
Contact: IHSS Training and Development Unit at IHSS-Training@dss.ca.gov

Family Engagement and Empowerment Division

CalFresh and Nutrition Branch
California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Expansion: Stakeholder Listening Session

Dates: TBD

Time: TBD
Details: Agenda to follow.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: CalFreshPolicy@dss.ca.gov


CalWORKs and Family Resilience Branch
Cal-Learn/Adolescent Family Life (AFLP) Quarterly Meeting

Dates: Not yet scheduled.

Time: TBD
Details: Agenda to follow
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: CalWORKs Engagement Bureau at (916) 654-2137.


CalWORKs and Family Resilience Branch
Regional Workforce Partnerships Meeting

Dates: Not yet scheduled.

Time: TBD
Details: Agenda to follow.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: CalWORKs Engagement Bureau at (916) 654-2137.


CalWORKs and Family Resilience Branch
CCCCO CalWORKs State Advisory Committee Meeting

Dates: Not yet scheduled

Time: TBD
Details: Agenda to follow.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: CalWORKs Engagement Bureau at (916) 654-2137


CalWORKs and Family Resilience Branch
CalWORKs Outcomes and Accountability Review (Cal-OAR)

Dates: Not yet scheduled

Time: TBD
Details: Agenda to follow
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: Cal-OAR@dss.ca.gov