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Community Based Organizations and Legal Advocates Survey

Each county welfare department is required to provide equal access to its programs and services, and to ensure that the administration of public assistance and social services programs are nondiscriminatory. The CDSS Manual of Policies and Procedures, Division 21, states that no person shall, because of race, color, national origin, political affiliation, religion, marital status, sex, age or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal or state financial assistance through CDSS. County welfare departments are also required to provide interpretive services (written translation and/or oral interpretation) to non-English- and limited-English-speaking clients and to provide reasonable accommodations to the disabled.

If your clients receive public assistance benefits, adult social services or have had CPS involvement, we'd like to get your input on the services provided by the county welfare departments and their contractors. Please tell us of any barriers to participation your clients may have encountered when applying for or receiving benefits and/or services. The input you provide will be utilized to help assess county welfare departments’ level of compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements found in Division 21 regulations. Click on the link below to access our three-question survey. You may check "Yes" or "No" and include any explanation or additional comments you would like us to consider. When you are finished, click on the “Submit” button to send the completed survey.

Thank you for your time and participation.