Summary of Recommendations for Federal Child Welfare Financing

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

This handout summarizes policy recommendations for realigning federal child welfare financing to support best practices in four key areas: permanence and well-being; quality family foster care; a capable, supported child welfare workforce; and, better access to services. Graphics depict current federal spending and the proposed realignment of Title IV-E. Highlighted recommendation are from When Child Welfare Works, 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and proposal from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, would transform the outdated 30-year-old system of federal funding for child welfare systems to support better outcomes for children and families while maintaining the existing overall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.

Summary of Recommendations for Federal Child Welfare Financing from The Annie E. Casey Foundation