Emergency Response (ER) units operate the
24-hour child abuse hotline and receive, investigate and
evaluate reports of child abuse and neglect of children living
in Yuba County. ER units respond to any report of imminent
danger to a child immediately, and other reports within 10
The social worker determines the appropriate
action after assessing the safety of the child. The primary goal
is to keep the children in the home and engage the family in
voluntary services. Even if the referral does not rise to the
legal level of risk, services can still be provided through
referrals to other community agencies. When the child cannot
remain safely at home the social worker will continue to work
with the family and continue to offer services.
ER Services include:
- Work with
families by initiating voluntary services.
children from high-risk and unsafe environment
investigation and provide services
after the child
has been removed.
court proceedings for the protection of the child.
- Determine how
quickly the child can be safely returned home.
- Meet with the
family to assist in identifying the problems and to create a