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Public Partnerships (PPL), CARE team up for $500,000 donation to frontline coronavirus workers in N.J.

Frontline in-home workers who provide care and assistance for some of New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents, the elderly, the developmentally disabled and military veterans will receive a special “thank you” gift to provide some relief from the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic.

18. May 2020
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    Rebalancing Child Welfare Services through Line Item Transferability

    In 2018, Congress passed the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), expanding federal funding for evidence-based prevention services and limiting federal funding for congregate care placements. FFPSA aims to rebalance the system toward more prevention and preservation, and away from foster care and congregate care when possible. While a handful of states have already implemented the act, most are still in planning stages.

    • 17. July 2020
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    One size does NOT fit all when it comes to foster home recruitment and retention strategies

    In a new paper by PCG’s Stacey Priest and Jennifer MacBlane, the authors explore how states are implementing targeted recruitment and retention strategies to cultivate and maintain a pool of qualified foster parents needed to support the growing number of children entering foster care across the country each year.

    • 14. January 2020
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    Reasonable Efforts – It’s Time to Review and Reconsider

    “Reasonable efforts” is a term that has existed for decades in child protective services, though its interpretation has changed drastically over the years resulting in widely different and often contradictory conclusions. Factors such as the economic times, different organizational structures, budgetary considerations, geography, service availability, and judicial interpretation have all contributed to the system’s evolving understanding of what “reasonable efforts” means.

    • 24. June 2019
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    Modernizing the citizen experience in child welfare

    With the convergence of the Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First Act) and the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information Systems (CCWIS) regulation changes, child welfare leadership are faced with the unprecedented opportunity to rethink the citizen experience. That’s according to a new blog post authored by Public Consulting Group’s Carole Hussey in collaboration with Judge James Payne.

    • 20. May 2019