Friday, May 26, 2017
Investigation sheds light on Ventura County Children and Family Services
VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. - Ventura County Children and Family Services does an adequate job in providing case management services to families.
This coming from a Ventura County Grand Jury investigation into CFS's ability to foster communication and develop partnerships with families they serve.
The Grand Jury investigation also found that some social workers have excessive caseloads that affect their ability to do a thorough and comprehensive job.
"With no definitive standards, the number of cases assigned to each social worker can be too heavy to be able to devote the time each child requires and to effectively establish a partnership with each family," a press release stated.
The Grand Jury made recommendations that would improve case management services, including reasonable limits on caseloads, developing a family-friendly grievance procedure and allowing families the opportunity to express feedback once their case is closed.
The Grand Jury recommended Children and Family Services explore options with the Ventura County Board of Supervisors for the funding of additional substance abuse treatment programs.
May 25, 2017
By KEYT Staff