Family First Act Information from the Montana Minute


the Montana Minute — Issue 23, November 2019

Family First Prevention Services Act

The Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 is a game changer in the world of child protective services. The goal is to keep children safely within families and out of foster care. To reach that goal, the act will restructure many aspects of existing child welfare systems –including major changes to federal funding. The act allows states to use federal funds to pay for prevention services to keep children safely with their families. It also creates new standards for group home providers, requiring them to ensure that children receive appropriate treatment and stay connected to their families.

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