Child Welfare Services


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 Welcome to Napa County’s Child Welfare Services Site!

Child Welfare’s primary goal is to prevent or remedy neglect, abuse, or exploitation of children while preserving, rehabilitating, or reuniting families. Another major responsibility is to assure adequate care of children who are in "Out-of-Home" placement, i.e. foster children. Child Welfare Services programs include: Emergency Response, Assessment Team, Family Maintenance, Family Reunification, Permanent Placement, Family Preservation, and Adoption Services.


Resource Family Approval (RFA) has been implemented as of January 1, 2017. For more information contact the RFA unit at (707) 253-4761 or click on "How to Become a Resource Parent" link below.

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How to Become a Resource Parent


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Child and Family Services Review

Child Welfare Services has completed its County Self Assessment And System Improvement Plan for 2013! Visit the Documents link on the left where you can download all of our Child and Family Services Review documentation.

Child and Family Services Act Facts