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We welcome your comments, suggestions and questions. We appreciate the time you have taken to visit our web site and providing feedback.


In order for you to find services, information and forms more quickly, please click on the following link: Find Services, Information or Forms .

If, after looking on that page, you were still unable to find the information you are seeking, we have made it possible for you to direct an email to a specific part of CDSS to obtain your response. This should allow us to route your email more efficiently and get back to you more quickly. From the list below, please select a category for your message.

If you are asking a question please include enough information for us to contact you and follow up.

Please complete the form below and click the "SUBMIT" button.

Phone: Optional (if you have no email and need a direct response.)


If you have any questions regarding the State of California's Children and Family Services Division, and you cannot get this form to work , please send an email to fosteryouthhelp@dss.ca.gov or contact us at 1-877-846-1602.

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