Webinar: CCR Overview of the Level of Care Protocol

The Level of Care Protocol was developed for use by county child welfare and probation staff as a strengths-based approach to identifying the individual needs of foster children and matching those needs to a Home-Based Family Care (HBFC) rate (Board and Care Rate), including if applicable, an Intensive Services Foster Care (ISFC) rate, to support their placement in a family setting. The protocol contains five domains (Physical, Behavioral/Emotional, Health, Educational and Permanency/Family Services Domain), separately scored, and designed to promote best practices in meeting the individual needs of children/youth in the foster care system.


Ahmed Nemr, CDSS

  • Bridgette Hernandez, Riverside County DPSS
  • Cheryl Treadwell, CDSS 
  • Diana Boyer, CWDA
  • John Dufresne, Fresno County DSS
  • Lisa Sorensen, Los Angeles DCFS
  • Rachel Swaykos, San Diego County HHSA-CWS
  • Steven Wells, San Diego County HHSA-CWS
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