“The allegations against CWS cover a range of issues, including failure to respond to reports of child abuse and neglect, and inappropriate actions in foster care and adoption cases. As we investigated each case, several themes emerged that shaped our investigation and this report. The central question that we address in this report is, does CWS effectively implement systems that protect the safety and best interest of children?”

San Luis Obispo County 2003-04 Grand Jury, Final Report by Rick Thoma