This annual report provides an overview of the activities of the OFCO during calendar year 2021 and contains analysis of the number, type and scope of complaints received and investigated. In addition to quantitative data, several issues related to foster youth rights have been identified by the OFCO as trends or key topics and are presented in more detail. Recommendations for system improvements are discussed in these areas. The OFCO Team was available to the public and able to address thousands of issues throughout 2021 concerning foster youth, caregivers, and other interested parties. The table below summarizes these activities.
The California Office of the Foster Care Ombudsperson is dedicated to serving
foster youth in California by investigating and resolving complaints
about foster youth rights, care, placement, and services.
Foster Youth Rights