Mission & Responsibilities

Mission Statement


The mission of Child Protective Services is to consistently, compassionately, and creatively prevent child abuse and neglect and to protect children by empowering families to achieve their highest potential. We will collaborate with community partners, families, and each other to inspire and facilitate social change. We are committed to personal and professional growth and innovative practice.

​Service Description


Nevada County Child Protective Services (CPS) is dedicated to protecting children from abuse and neglect. CPS works with families to ensure the safety of their children and to help them reach their full potential. If children cannot be safely cared for in their homes, CPS strives to place them with families that can make a lifelong commitment to them. CPS collaborates with the community toward safe, healthy, happy children and strong families.

Child Protective Services basic functions include investigating reports of abuse and neglect of children; providing services to children and families to support children staying safely in their own homes; if necessary, placing children in relative care or foster care best suited to their needs; providing services to help youth in foster care make the transition to adulthood; and placing children in adoptive homes.

Nevada County Child Protective Services is dedicated to working with our community partners to provide and support prevention and early intervention services in our neighborhoods and in our schools.