DFS Receives Federal Approval for Prevention Plan


February 16, 2023

The Department of Family Services (DFS) has received federal approval of its Child Welfare Prevention Plan. Approval of the plan supports work underway to transform the current child welfare system into one that provides families opportunities for success before crisis hits, so children and families can stay together and live safely at home.

Prior to the passing of the federal Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) in 2018, the federal government only reimbursed states for the costs of services provided after a child entered State custody. Under the approved plan, DFS can now use fed...

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