California Office of the Foster Care Ombudsperson


The mission of the California Office of the Foster Care Ombudsperson (OFCO) is to advocate on behalf of foster children and youth regarding their care, placement, and services. The OFCO is an autonomous entity that is empowered to investigate and informally resolve complaints impacting foster youth, increase awareness about foster youth rights, and make recommendations to help support systemic change.

The law that governs the OFCO is Welfare and Institutions Code section 16164.


Call: 877-846-1602

E-mail: [email protected]

Website:  California Ombudsperson for Foster Care


For a list of County Ombudsman contacts, click here (pdf). (Updated October 2020)

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