Family Urgent Response System


FURS

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.

Resources

Cal-FURS Family Urgent Response System Hub

CDSS webpage with background information, resources, and links about the FURS program


FURS Youth Resources

CDSS webpage for youth with FURS overview, contacts, and hotline


FURS Guiding Principles

CDSS planning and implementation guiding principles document


FURS Overview Training (April 8, 2021)

CDSS webinar recording


FURS System Scenarios

CDSS potential scenarios for use of FURS


FURS Outreach Materials

Downloadable youth and adult flyers for distribution (multiple languages)


Legislation


AB 79, Chapter 11, Statutes of 2020

Section 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

ACIN NO. I-29-21 (April 15, 2021)

Implementation of The Family Urgent Response System (Furs) County Mobile Response Teams For Current And Former Foster Children/Youth And Caregivers And Claiming For Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services

County Contacts

FURS Point of Contact List (August 2021)

FOR COUNTY USE ONLY: This list is intended to help counties locate the FURS Contact Information for the jurisdictional county of a youth when it differs from the county who provided the mobile response. Do not distribute.