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Child Protection
Child Welfare Services (CWS) is charged with protecting the safety and well-being of all children in the community. CWS investigates all referrals of alleged child abuse or neglect that occurs in the home. When a family becomes involved with CWS, they may work with several social workers. Different services will be offered to both the parent and the child depending upon each family's special needs.

Services provided by CWS include:
  • Emergency Response
  • Emergency Food and Shelter
  • Family Reunification
  • Permanency Planning
  • Family Maintenance
  • Parenting Education
  • Home Visiting and Stabilization
  • Anger Management
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Counseling

For a description of services, visit Child Welfare Services found on this website. 




Merced County 2222 M Street Merced, CA 9543 Ph. (209) 385-7434 Toll Free (800) 226-6452
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