The Western and Pacific Child Welfare Implementation Center is a regionally-based resource funded by the Children’s Bureau. CSSP is one of five organizational partners that provide consultation, expertise in planning, implementing and evaluating organizational and systemic change.
Established in 2008, the center’s purpose is to implement projects intended to achieve sustainable, systemic change that improves the safety, permanency and well-being for children, youth and families involved in child welfare.
CSSP and other partners expand and complement other resources available in the Children's Bureau Training and Technical Assistance Network, and provide in-depth, long-term consultation and support.
CSSP’s role includes membership on the management team, co-development of the peer networking strategy among states and tribes and leadership of the technical assistance team working with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services project—“Achieving System Change.” This three-year project is intended to achieve values-based, data-driven and sustainable systems change on behalf of children and families.
The other partners comprising the Western and Pacific Child Welfare Center are: