Family Urgent Response System
Family Urgent Response System (FURS) is a coordinated statewide, regional, and county-level system designed to provide collaborative and timely state-level phone-based response and county-level in-home, in-person mobile response during situations of instability, to preserve the relationship of the caregiver and the child or youth.
California is committed to establishing a team-based, collaborative system in order to deliver effective trauma-informed supports for all current and former foster youth and their caregivers. The intent of the FURS is to be part of that system of support to children, youth and caregivers through immediate response to situations before they escalate into placement disruptions, law enforcement contacts, and psychiatric hospitalizations.
ResourcesFURS overview, contacts, and hotline CDSS planning and implementation guiding principles document CDSS webinar recording CDSS potential scenarios for use of FURS Downloadable youth and adult flyers for distribution (multiple languages)
LegislationSection 79 of the bill amends Welfare and Institutions Code Section 16529 and authorizes the statewide hotline to operate sooner than January 1, 2021, or before the date that each county created a county mobile response system.
All County Letters & Notices