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The California Ombudsman for Foster Care is the state agency mandated to investigate and attempt to resolve complaints, on behalf of foster children, related to their care, placement or services. The office is empowered to investigate complaints about state and local agencies regarding foster care. The office listens to your concerns, documents your complaints, gathers all relevant information, remains neutral and impartial, and formulates a process for possible resolution and makes recommendations.

HOW TO CONTACT THE CALIFORNIA FOSTER CARE OMBUDSPERSON'S OFFICE

Call: 877-846-1602
E-mail: fosteryouthhelp@dss.ca.gov
California Ombudsperson for Foster Care

To view the All-County Letter (ACL) which provides information regarding the Office of the California State Ombudsman for Foster Care, established as part of the implementation of Senate Bill 933 (Chapter 311, Statutes of 1998), click here (pdf)

For a list of County Ombudsman contacts, click here (pdf)

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