Fewer Foster Youth, More Foster Homes: Findings from the 2019 Who Cares Project
Newly released data compiled and analyzed by The Imprint suggests that the United States is on the downside of its most recent foster care surge. For most of the 2010s, federal data showed the number of children in foster care steadily increasing after a previous decade of decline.
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.
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).