Continuum of Care Reform (CCR)
Placing Foster Children with Relatives May Help Prevent Congregate Care
California foster youth placed with relatives are less likely to spend time in group homes or institutional placements, and black children are more likely than their white counterparts to do so, according to new research.
On Group Homes, California’s Struggles are a Harbinger for Family First Act
Last week, The Imprint’s Jeremy Loudenback reported on snags in California’s efforts to reform its foster care system. The goal of the state’s Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) plan is to eliminate the use of group homes in foster care, and ensure the quality of foster home placements.
California’s Sweeping Group Home Reform Falters Without Key Supports for Youth
Early one Saturday morning in September, Jacob McCleary, then 15, got into his aunt and uncle’s van, headed for the Santa Fe Springs office of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
Why Keeping Current Foster Parents Can Be More Important Than Recruiting New Ones
Foster parents are the primary intervention in the lives of abused and neglected children. In order for children placed into foster care to receive the safety and stability they need to heal and thrive, available and willing high-quality families are needed.