Family First Prevention Services Act

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Family First Prevention Services Act

Historic New Reforms for Child Welfare

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, emphasizes the importance of children growing up in families and helps ensure children are placed in the least restrictive, most family-like setting appropriate to their special needs when foster care is needed. See below for more information on the new law.

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Stefanie Sprow
Stefanie SprowDeputy Director, Child Welfare & Mental Health