How to Fund Best Practices in Child Welfare

Posted October 23, 2013, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Restructuring of federal child welfare funds should improve kinship and family foster care, reduce the amount of time kids are in state care and end federal spending on shelter and non-treatment group care, says a new proposal aimed at helping more kids grow up in families.

When Child Welfare Works: A Proposal to Finance Best Practices, a report and proposal from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, would transform the outdated 30-year-old system of federal funding for child welfare systems to support better outcomes for children and families while maintaining the existing overall funding level.

Policy recommendations designed to transform federal funding to support best practices in child welfare were the focus of this presentation delivered by Tracey Feild and Patrick McCarthy at an October 23, 2013, briefing on Capitol Hill. View the presentation below.

When Child Welfare Works from The Annie E. Casey Foundation