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CDSS Civil Rights and Public Benefit Advocate Meeting
Wednesday, November 06, 2019, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Advocate meeting with DSS, Civil Rights Bureau

 

WHEN:          Wednesday, November 6, 2019

TIME:            10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

PLACE:          744 "P" Street,

Sacramento, CA  95814

 


PARTICIPATION IN PERSON

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For those who cannot appear in person, you can join us by phone. It is free.

Call-In # 888-716-7120

Participant Code: 1794136

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Issue

Meeting Outcomes

1

Introductions of attendees

 

2

CRB three-month activity Update

 

3

Reasonable Accommodation ACL update

ACL 19-45

4

Language Access Update- Advocates suggested that forms should only go into effect if they have been translated in the threshold language. DSS CRB Update

CDSS is looking at this.

 

5

Update of CRB county reviews since our last meeting

 

6

Update on the CR regulation package.

 

6

CRB plan to review CalSAWS for civil rights compliance

 

6

Update on program-specific ACLs for disability access issues

 

6

Status of providing auxiliary aids for persons with disabilities in Contra Costa County

 

6

Status of Stanford Clinic’s review of complaint system

 

6

Update on the CR regulation package.

pending

Last meeting Outcomes

Topic 

CDSS Commitments/Next Steps

Advocate Commitments/Next Steps

Disaster Assistance Information

CDSS to widely share disaster resources/materials after receiving advocate contributions.

Advocates will gather and share helpful disaster resources with CDSS.

Updating Advocate/ Organization Contact List

CDSS to review list for additions and corrections to existing contacts. To be shared prior to next meeting.

Advocates to review list for additions and corrections to existing contacts. To be shared prior to next meeting.

SAWS Interface 

CDSS to continue hosting Stakeholder Meetings.

                

Advocates suggested adding this topic as a running agenda item. Advocates will discuss suggestions for optimizing SAWS look and operation. Interested advocates should determine availability, and inform other interested advocates, regarding participation in a Stakeholder Working Group. Advocates to communicate progress on Working Group at next meeting.

Form DPA 436b

CDSS will consult with Languages Services regarding timeframe for translation, and relatedly, any additional time to add legal services’ contact information on back of form. CDSS to provide update at next advocates’ meeting. 

CDSS to send ACL 18-116 (September 20, 2018) (relevant to IPVs) to advocates.

N/A.

Reasonable Accommodation ACL

CDSS to follow up/set meeting with advocates after tentative November-December 20187 meeting with Counties.

Advocates to send correspondence to CDSS regarding enforcement of identifying and screening disabilities, including a sample guide, screening tools, etc.

Annual Review Template

CDSS to discuss template and terminology used with Refugee Services.

N/A.

Location 744 "P" Street, Sacramento, CA 95814