The mission of Children and Family Services is to protect endangered children, preserve and strengthen their families, and develop alternative family settings. Services as mandated by law and regulation, will be provided in the least intrusive manner with a family centered focus. This mission is accomplished in collaboration with the family, a wide variety of public and private agencies and members of the community.

Our Values

  • Children have the right to have their basic needs met.
  • Delivery of services shall be competent, consistent, fair, simple, direct, and clear.
  • Children are best raised in a family. Quality services are non-punitive and non-judgmental.
  • All people have a basic right to be treated with respect, honesty and dignity.
  • Services will be delivered with the lowest necessary level of intervention.
  • All people are best served by participating in making decisions that impact their lives.
  • Interactions shall reflect knowledge of and sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity.
  • All people have the potential for growth, development, and change

A Message from the Director

Welcome to our Children and Family Services (CFS) website. Please explore this site to learn more about our mission and the work we do to ensure the safety and well-being of the children and families in San Bernardino County. We are continuously striving to enhance our efforts in providing services to all in need, and this can only be accomplished with the help and partnership of the community, our sister agencies within the county, private agencies and you!

I am honored that you are taking the time to visit our website to learn about our services and programs and to see how you can play a role in the protection of our most vulnerable citizens, the children of San Bernardino County. On this site, you will learn about the signs of abuse and neglect; how to become a Resource Parent; what it takes to become an Adoptive Parent; and how to apply for a position with Children and Family Services.

I hope you find the information on our site helpful and please remember: Child Safety is everybody’s business.

Jeany Zepeda, Director
Children and Family Services