Policies & Statements



It is the policy of Stanford Sierra Youth & Families that all clients/families be treated with respect, dignity and courtesy regardless of age, disability, cultural and linguistic background, race, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and religious or spiritual beliefs.


Personal Rights

In accordance with the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 6,  it is the policy of Stanford Sierra Youth & Families that all certified Foster Parents and approved Resource Families will be informed on the rights of youth and non-minor dependents (hereinafter “youth”).



The agency’s Compliance Officer receives and responds to complaints regarding the practice of therapeutic support by any staff providing services at Stanford Sierra Youth & Families. To file a complaint, contact the Compliance Officer, April Ludwig, LMFT by calling (916) 344-0199 or emailing aludwig@ssyaf.org.