Family First Prevention Services Act

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The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) is the most sweeping federal legislation to impact child welfare funding in over 30 years. The Act, which passed in February 2018, allows states to use existing child welfare federal funds in new ways. It also contains several provisions aimed at improving outcomes for children and families receiving child welfare services. This article

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Update on Rylan’s Law – The Family and Child Protection and Accountability Act
Improving North Carolina’s Child Welfare System

House Bill 630 (S.L. 2017-41), the Family and Child Protection and Accountability Act, is strengthening North Carolina’s social services and child welfare systems. Known as Rylan’s Law, the bill calls for the reformation of North Carolina’s child welfare and social services systems to improve child safety and increase transparency and accountability. Major changes include North Carolina Division of Social Services

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Family First Prevention Services Act
Historic Reforms to Child Welfare System Will Improve Outcomes for Children

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by the Children’s Defense Fund • On February 9, 2018, President Trump signed into law the landmark bipartisan Family First Prevention Services Act, as part of Division E in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R. 1892). Family First includes long-overdue historic reforms to help keep children safely with their families and avoid the traumatic experience of entering foster care,

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