System of Care for Children and Youth Memorandum of Understanding

AB 2083

AB 2083 (Chapter 815, Statutes of 2018) requires each county to develop and implement a memorandum of understanding (MOU) setting forth roles and responsibilities of agencies and other entities that serve children and youth in foster care who have experienced severe trauma. The purpose of the MOU is to ensure that children and youth in foster care receive coordinated, timely, and trauma-informed services. The MOU should represent the aligned and shared roles and responsibilities of the local agencies serving children and youth in foster care. The FYSCP coordinators can play an important role in assisting the County Office of Education and the county in the process of engaging and developing the required MOU.

Coordinators, through their FYSCP programs have agreements in place, such as data sharing and transportation, that could provide foundational pieces to a county’s AB 2083 MOU. In addition, the required Executive Advisory Council could make up the core of a county’s required Interagency Leadership Team as stipulated in AB 2083. The CDE is encouraging FYCSP coordinators to engage in this process as that structures provided through the county MOUs could assist the coordinators in meeting their FYSCP requirements and ensure that our foster youth students are supported holistically by all system partners.

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance Request Form

TA is provided by the AB 2083 Children and Youth System of Care Technical Assistance Team. Details are available in ACL 20-63 shown below.

CDSS Letters & Notices

ACL 20-63 (June 9, 2020)

New State Technical Assistance Process to Assist County and Local Agencies Serving Multi-System Involved Children and Families Pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 2083 (Chapter 815 of 2018)

ACL 19-116 (December 13, 2019)

AB 2083 (2018) System of Care Memorandum of Understanding Guidance

CFL 19-20-61 (April 23, 2020)

Fiscal Year 2019-20 Interagency Leadership Team Allocation

Web Links

CHHS System of Care for Children and Youth Website

MOU guidance and MOU status by county, partner profiles and resourcesScroll down to the Partner Resources section. Scroll down and click on "Watch Past Recordings".


Recommendations to the Legislature on Identified Placement and Service Gaps for Children and Youth in Foster Care Who Have Experienced Severe Trauma

October 2020

AB 2083 System of Care MOU Guidance

December 2019