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.

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