Created by Rick Thoma

Sacramento Child Protective Services Reform Plan

In the fall of 2008, as a result of an increase in child deaths during the same year, Sacramento County commissioned MGT of America to conduct a review of Child Protective Services. This review began in September 2008 and concluded with a report to the Board of Supervisors, on March 31, 2009, outlining findings and recommendations. Concurrently, the Sacramento County Grand Jury conducted an investigation of CPS to determine the causes of the increase in child deaths. The final Grand Jury report, issued in April of 2009, identified issues within CPS and contained several recommendations for systemic improvement. After carefully reviewing and subsequently adopting the majority of the MGT and Grand Jury recommendations, the Board directed the Department of Health and Human Services Child Protective Services to submit progress reports every 30 days. However, on September 22, 2009, in light of impending staff reductions, the Board recommended CPS not provide a report in October or December.