Child Protective Services (CPS): SCDHHS information provided by: the Sacramento County Mental Health Division

Emergency Response (ER): (916) 874-4001: a response system designed to provide in-person response 24 hours a day to reports of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Its purpose is to investigate and to determine the necessity for providing initial intake services and crisis intervention to maintain the child safely in his/her own home or to protect the safety of the child through emergency shelter care. To report abuse, call Child Abuse Hotline, (916) 875-KIDS (5437), 24-hours. Foster Home Licensing, (916) 875-5543: recruits, trains, licenses, and supervises foster homes providing 24-hour care for children. Complaints regarding County-licensed homes should be directed to the central Emergency Hotline (916) 875-5437, seven days a week 24-hours a day. Guardianship, (916) 875-6357: services to individuals or families who wish to become guardians and for guardianships of dependent children of the court. Juvenile Court must recommend guardianship as the permanent plan before guardianship can be pursued. Independent Living Program (ILP), (916) 874-9308: services to current and former foster youth ages 1 - 21 to gain the skills they need to successfully emancipate. Youth learn career and education options, personal finances, cooking and nutrition, maintaining healthy relationships and other life skills. With ILP support and guidance and school district Foster Youth Services, youth set their personal goals. ILP participants are encouraged toward high school graduation and further education in academics or vocational areas in their emancipation plan. Permanent Placement, (916) 875-6357: provides alternative family structure for children who cannot safely return home. These services are provided when there has been a judicial determination of a permanent plan for adoption, legal guardianship, or long-term foster care. Family Reunification, (916) 875-5696: time-limited social services and resources to reunify parents and children who have been removed from their homes due to court order for approximately a 6 - 18 month period. Services include implementation and development of case plans directed toward reunification, placement and supervision of children in out-of-home placement, referrals and coordination with community resources such as counseling, parent instruction and compilation of court records, regular visitation, and development of a permanent plan for children when reunification is not possible. Adoptions Program, (916) 875-5967: responsible f 

Vary by program; Monday through Friday 8 am - 5 pm, Administration


Application Process:
Appointment, telephone, or walk-in.

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Record last updated: Mar 4 2009 4:41PM
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  • P.O. Box 269057
    Sacramento, CA
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  • P.O. Box 269057
    Sacramento, CA 95826
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  • P.O. Box 269057
    Sacramento, CA
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  • 24-hours Child Abuse Hotline, 875-KIDS
    (916) 875-5437
  • Administration
    (916) 875-0189

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