Santa Clara County Family-to-Family Planning and Community Outreach
Santa Clara County Department of Family & Children’s Services, Santa Clara County, California
MIG assisted the Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children's Services (DFCS) design and implement a challenging organizational change process that involved staff at all levels of the organization, as well as community and agency partners. The goal was to develop a long-term plan for enhancing DFCS's organizational infrastructure to support its new vision for child welfare service delivery. In addition to devising strategies and action plans, MIG helped DFCS reach out to community organizations and residents in neighborhoods with a high rate of children and families involved with the welfare system. Community members are now involved in making critical placement decisions on behalf of children and are helping to recruit and support foster families in their neighborhoods.