Redlich Horwitz Foundation Urges NY to Prepare for Family First Act
Redlich Horwitz Foundation has issued a report presenting initial recommendations to New York counties regarding the residential care provisions of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA).
A new federal law with bipartisan support, the Family First Prevention Services Act, renews the focus on family-centeredness in foster care. The act provides federal funds for preventive services aimed at keeping families together. Most importantly for New York, the act reforms federal financing to prioritize kin and foster families over high-cost — and sometimes unnecessary — residential care. Given the data, New York state must be proactive now....
Read the Redlich Horwitz Foundation's report here.