Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Human Services Agency



May 20, 2004


June 8, 2004



Honorable Board of Supervisors


Maureen D. Borland, Director, Human Services Agency

Mark Lane, Director, Children and Family Services


Amendment to the Agreement with Child Abuse Prevention Center



Adopt a Resolution authorizing execution of an Amendment to the Agreement with the Child Abuse Prevention Center (CAPC) for the provision of the Volunteer Case Aide Program (VCA) by adding $114,800 for a new total obligation of $229,600 through June 30, 2005.



In August 2002, a Request for Proposals (RFP) was conducted for the VCA program which provides child care for Fost-Adopt classes and for parenting education groups, transports children and families to service appointments and supervises parents while they are visiting their children. The Contract was awarded to CAPC to provide the VCA program within the Children and Family Services Program.

On June 10, 2003, the Human Services Agency (HSA) entered into a one year Agreement with CAPC for the VCA program.



HSA wishes to amend this Agreement with CAPC to continue providing the VCA services for FY 2004-05. CAPC will oversee the visits between foster children and their parents, offer child care to foster and adoptive parents who attend trainings and meetings at HSA, and provide child care for the parents attending the Parent Education Programs offered by the Agency. These services will continue enhancing the foster parents' participation in Family to Family, the initiative aimed at improving the out of home placement system in San Mateo County.

This Amendment to the Agreement has been reviewed and approved as to form by the County Counsel's Office.Risk Management has reviewed and approved the Contractor's insurance coverage.


Performance Measure

The Volunteer Case Aide Program is evaluated based on the number of volunteer hours provided. The goal is to equal or exceed the equivalent hours of two full time Social Workers. If the Social Work staff provided these services the cost would be more than double the cost of the Agreement.

Performance Measure

Source of Data


FY 2003-04


FY 2004-05

Maintain the number of hours of services (60 hours per week) provided by the Volunteer Case Aides

Monthly Program Reports

3,120 hours per year

3,120 hours per year


Vision Alignment

This Agreement with CAPC keeps the commitment of: Ensuring basic health and safety for all and goal number 6: All children grow up healthy in safe and supportive homes and neighborhoods. The CAPC Volunteer Case Aide Program contributes to this commitment and goal by providing volunteers, who assist child welfare workers by supervising visits, providing transportation for children to programs and therapy, and providing child care while families attend parent education and other meetings.


Fiscal Impact

The term of the Agreement is July 1, 2003 though June 30, 2005.

This Amendment adds $114,800 to the Agreement for a new total obligation of $229,600. Of the $114,000, $34,440 is funded through Child Welfare Services Fund and $80,360 is Net County Cost. Funds have been budgeted in the Children and Family Services FY 2004-05 Recommended Budget.