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.

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