Join the Alliance

California Alliance of Child and Family Services members are child and family serving organizations with programs and services in the areas of child welfare, juvenile justice, special education or children’s mental health. Members have, as a primary agency, a not-for-profit, public benefit corporation designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. All members meet national accreditation standards. New members are granted provisional status during their accreditation process.

Members of the California Alliance are required to meet the standards of excellence through recognized national accrediting organizations including the Council on Accreditation, the Joint Accrediting Commission for Healthcare Organizations and the Commission for Accreditation of Residential Facilities.


Member Benefits

When an agency joins the California Alliance of Child and Family Services, it joins a family of outstanding organizations that can be counted on for support, advice, and technical assistance. Member agencies receive all the following services and benefits:

· Representation on statewide policy issues before the administration, California Legislature and
   state administrative and regulatory agencies.

· Assistance in interfacing with state agencies to get questions answered and problems resolved. 

· Member rate at two annual membership conferences for executives that offer Group Home
  Administrators and professional CEUs.

· Agency inclusion in the member directory, posted online and distributed to placing agencies

· Regular Someday Morning updates keeping member agencies abreast of current trends and policy

· Comprehensive and detailed Alerts and Updates on budgetary, legislative and regulatory issues
  impacting member agencies.

· Access to Members Only areas on the Alliance website for critical information and public policy
  position decision-making.

· Legislative Bill Tracking Reports following bills having potential impact on member agencies.

· Direct access to Alliance staff with expertise in areas impacting member agencies.

· Opportunities to set policy direction guiding legislative and regulatory advocacy by actively
  participating on Alliance committees and work groups in program areas of interest.

Join the Alliance and improve the quality of care and services provided to vulnerable children and families.


Membership Documents:

Why is the Alliance a must-belong-to organization?

How to become a member

Membership application

Dues structure

Code of Ethics

Accreditation form

For questions or details about how to become a member, please contact Kevin Swartzendruber, director of membership and marketing, at 916/449-2273, extension 206.