In operation for more than 40 years, the Stanislaus County Community Service Agency provides a range of social service programs. It serves more than 120,000 citizens and employs over 900 staff members. The agency offers 24-hour response to life threatening situations, short-term case management, and information and education about legal reporting requirements. It specializes in the investigation and evaluation of reports of abuse and neglect, as well as the coordination of services with other agencies. The Stanislaus County Community Service Agency also offers child care services that include adoption, foster parenting, licensing, permanent placement, referral, and foster connection and information services. It provides a variety of employment programs for homeless individuals. The agency operates a special investigation unit that works to prevent fraud and promotes personal accountability through recovery and prosecution.