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We Don’t Need CPS to Address Educational Neglect

5/4/2020

Expand the Scope of Family First Act, and Its Clearinghouse

The Family First Prevention Services Act monetarily incentivizes child welfare agencies to invest in programs that prevent foster care placements. It constitutes the largest commitment to that effort in the history of federal funding.

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Montana, South Carolina Unlock Millions in Federal Family First Act Funds

4/13/2020

How the $500 Million Family First Transition Fund Will Work

The U.S. Children’s Bureau is overseeing the $500 million transition fund approved this year to help states prepare and implement the Family First Prevention Services Act, a major overhaul of child welfare funding.

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4/2/2020

Family First Clearinghouse OKs Homebuilders, Popular Family Preservation Model

Lost in the shuffle of the obvious and only news story going, the federal Prevention Services Clearinghouse has approved Homebuilders, a family preservation model with a large track record of success, for new federal funding under the Family First Prevention Services Act. 

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2/25/2020

Maryland Has Been Approved for Federal Foster Care Prevention Funds

Maryland has become the third child welfare system to receive approval for a plan under the Family First Prevention Services Act, allowing them to draw down federal funds for services to prevent the use of foster care in some child welfare cases.

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2/20/2020

Trump Budget 2021: Family First Enhancements, Block Grants, Unaccompanied Minors

President Trump released his 2021 budget this month, and Youth Services Insider has finally had time to break this one down. It includes a mix of sizable cuts to programs that serve disadvantaged youths and young adults, and a few intriguing legislative proposals.

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2/14/2020

Arkansas Has Been Approved for Family First Act Funding

The U.S. Children’s Bureau has approved Arkansas’s plan under the Family First Prevention Services Act, which will enable the state to draw down federal funds for services aimed at preventing the use of foster care in certain child welfare cases.

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    1/15/2020

    Family Centered Treatment Becomes 11th Approved Family First Prevention Service

    A model for working with families in crisis recently became the first service fast-tracked for federal funding under the Family First Prevention Services Act, the largest federal child welfare reform in decades.

    1/6/2020

    New York City Anticipates More Than $40 Million from Family First Transition Law

    A bill to help states implement the Family First Prevention Services Act was included in the end-of-year spending bill passed by Congress and signed by President Trump just before the holidays.

    1/2/2020

    New York’s Child Welfare Agency is Looking for Inaugural Parent Advisory Board Members

    New York, like every other state, has until 2021 to implement major federal child welfare reforms that incentivize keeping more families together after abuse or neglect claims, and disincentivized the use of group homes and residential care.