Program for Dual Systems-Involved Youth Receives Award from Agency Accrediting Entity
An Illinois program that supports youth involved in both child welfare and juvenile justice systems earned this year’s Council on Accreditation (COA) Innovation Practices Award. One of 76 applicants for COA’s award, Regenerations is a program of Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois to support current or former foster youths as they exit out of juvenile or adult prison to be successful and avoid re-offending.
New Online Resource for Family First Act Accreditation
The Accreditation Guru has set up a resource page for group homes and congregate care providers seeking the necessary seal of approval for federal funding. The Family First Prevention Services Act, which passed last year and takes effect in October, limits federal funding for congregate care placements to two weeks.