Pursuant to Assembly Bill 636 (Chapter 678, The Child Welfare System Improvement and Accountability Act of 2001), the Child Welfare Outcomes and Accountability System to improve child welfare outcomes for children and their families in California was established. This system includes continuous quality improvement, interagency partnerships, community involvement, and public reporting of program outcomes. It provides a means to objectively measure county performance in administering child welfare services, a protocol for assessing needs and strengths to improve that performance, and a mandate to pan for continuous improvement. The California Child and Family Services Review (C-CFSR) includes three processes: The Peer Quality Case Review (PQCR) is the first component of the C-CFSR, followed by the County Self-Assessment (CSA) and finally the System Improvement Plan (SIP).
Peer Quality Case Review (PQCR)
County Self-Assessment (CSA)
System Improvement Plan (SIP)