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The California Alliance: The collective voice for organizations that serve children, youth and families

For those dedicated to improving the lives of these at-risk populations, the California Alliance stands apart as the champion and leading voice for organizations that advocate for children, youth and families, and for advancing policy and services on their behalf.

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Peer Certification Principles for Implementation

The California Alliance of Child & Family Services (CACFS), the National Alliance on Mental Illness, California (NAMI CA) and the California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies (CASRA) know that you share in our excitement over last year’s passage of SB 803, which will allow California to finally create what we hope will be a strong and viable statewide structure for the certification of peer providers, family partners and parent partners. In an effort to positively shape this structure, CACFS, NAMI CA and CASRA have partnered to create and broadly disseminate the attached set of “Peer Certification Principles for Implementation” so that policymakers at the state, county and organizational levels can better appreciate what it at stake, understand their important roles in fostering successful implementation, and have some guideposts to follow as they undertake their efforts.  We ask you to take a few moments to review the Principles and encourage you to share them with others who you think might benefit!

To see the full document, click HERE.


Behavioral Health Leaders Applaud the Governor's May Revision


Read the full statement HERE.





California Alliance 2021 Public Policy Platform and Agenda

The California Alliance of Child and Family Services has posted their 2021 Policy Platform and Agenda. Their Platform can be found HERE. The Agenda can be found HERE.

Improving Outcomes for Youth in STRTP's

STRTP Policy and Practice Recommendations 

The California Alliance of Child and Family Services Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) Member Task Force includes agencies representing STRTP licensed programs ranging from 12 beds to over 100, from multiple 6-bed houses in the community to campus-based facilities. The goal of the Task Force is to improve youth outcomes by identifying barriers to effective service delivery / best practice and making policy and practice recommendations that address these challenges.

Read the full report HERE.


 Meet Our Members


The California Alliance is also a proud member of the following organizations:


The Benefits of Membership

When an agency joins the Alliance, it joins a family of more than 140 outstanding organizations that serve California’s most vulnerable populations.

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California Provider Helpline

Our diverse, highly skilled Helpline team is dedicated to ensuring accessible and compassionate customer service, while providing responsive guidance and resources to foster care and youth residential service providers. Call or email us today!

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