Pathways to Safety

As part of the County’s child welfare redesign efforts, the ACTION Council is helping transform the system by implementing a new way to respond to allegations of child abuse and neglect. Pathways to Safety is an early intervention and prevention program designed to keep children safe in their homes. It is based on the belief that as a community, we all bear responsibility for the safety and well-being of children.

Pathways to Safety has many goals, but the major focus is to keep families out of the child welfare system and connected to their communities. This is accomplished through successful family engagement, involving families in setting their own goals, linking them to services and resources based on their specific needs and supporting them through this voluntary process. The ACTION Council is working closely with its community partners to ensure that services are accessible and culturally appropriate, and to assist our partners in building their capacity to provide services to potentially thousands of new children and families each year.