Youth Engagement Project (YEP)

New: Spring 2020 YEP Newsletter!

The Youth Engagement Project (YEP) builds the capacity for youth engagement through youth/adult partnerships at the state and local level to improve child welfare policies, programs and practices. YEP staff, through the Child and Policy Institute of California (CFPIC), assist counties with youth recruitment and development and also provide project management support to county coordinators for their local YEP projects. YEP receives financial support from the California Department of Social Services.

Learn more about our Win/Win youth engagement strategy by viewing our new video HERE!

If you are a California county or a representative from CDSS that would like to learn more about how YEP works, view our informational webinar HERE.

If you are interested in becoming a YEP Ambassador or becoming a YEP County, submit this interest form to