➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Congress Should Not Kill Lifesaving Options for Foster Youth (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – August 31, 2016
If the supporters of the Family First Prevention Services Act have their way, the option of a supportive group home will no longer be available to most young people in foster care who cannot thrive in a family setting. Federal dollars will not be available to help states pay for group home placements beyond two weeks without a special assessment and court hearing, and the facility must be accredited by a specified agency and meet other criteria that may be burdensome and expensive.