The screening protocols helps identify and connect families to the resources available through DPSS. When families in the DCFS system have an apparent economic need, DCFS social workers screen both parents and relative caregivers for potential eligibility to DPSS programs. Families are then referred to the appropriate CalWORKs District Office for expedited eligiblity determination and services.

Los Angeles: Screening Protocol Process Flow and Sample Screening Tool and DCFS Policy & Procedural Guide to Screen for Economic Need