Program Requirements

  • Applicants must agree to work in a public child welfare services agency (CWS) in California for at least 2 full years upon graduation.
  • Applicants must undergo pre-screening for county employment (including fingerprinting, background and criminal record checks) and be found eligible for county employment.
  • Applicants must have a valid California driver's license, use of a car as required for fieldwork, and automobile liability insurance.
  • Applicants must provide proof of U. S. citizenship or legal permanent residency.
  • Current social services agency employees must be on leave (not receiving pay from the agency) during the academic year, and must have a letter of support from their agency director.