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Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer is proud to announce the launch of a comprehensive pilot program to help reduce recidivism by connecting individuals who commit low-level crimes with mental health and substance abuse services before criminal charges are filed. FIRST Point Diversion Program – which stands for Focused Intervention …continue reading

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The 27th Annual Report on the Conditions of Children in Orange County is now available, offering a comprehensive assessment of the health, economic well-being, education and safety of the County’s children. The following areas have shown improvement for the lives and well-being of Orange County’s youth: Good Health: The infant …continue reading

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A former Orange County social worker pleaded guilty today to a federal criminal charge that he distributed computer video files that contained sexually explicit videos depicting children, including infants and toddlers. Carlos Castillo, 62, of Santa Ana, pleaded guilty via videoconference to a single-count information charging him with distribution of …continue reading

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The County of Orange Social Services Agency (SSA) announced today it will close its four open public assistance lobbies effective Tuesday, December 29, 2020. This change in operations is being made as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Orange County households interested in applying for CalFresh, …continue reading

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The 26th Annual Report on the Conditions of Children in Orange County is now available, offering a comprehensive assessment of the health, economic well-being, education and safety of the County’s children. The following areas have shown improvement for the lives and well-being of Orange County’s youth: Good Health: Orange County …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for May 10 through May 16 included Garden Grove and Kohl’s re-opening, Huntington Beach beach access, and the USAF Thunderbirds. Top Ten Stories for May 10 through May 16 the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Garden Grove …continue reading

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On Friday, April 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved California’s application to operate a Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program during the COVID-19 crisis. Beginning today, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) will issue P-EBT benefits to CalFresh, Medi-Cal, CalWORKs and Foster Care households with children …continue reading

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County of Orange Social Services Agency (SSA) today announced that the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has expedited the implementation of EBT online purchasing to allow greater access to food and other necessary household items during the COVID-19 crisis and statewide stay at home order. EBT online purchasing is …continue reading

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The County of Orange Social Services Agency (SSA) announced that it will expand its online application services and call center hours to meet the needs of the community affected by the State’s Stay at Home order. Effective immediately, SSA’s Service Center has extended its hours of operation to: Weekdays (Monday …continue reading