Site Visit Report: Kentucky's Diligent Recruitment MATCH Project
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Project MATCH is how the Commonwealth of Kentucky is using Federal discretionary grant funds to engage in diligent recruitment activities intended to find homes for children who have been considered difficult to place. The project team is employing five intervention strategies in an attempt to reduce the length of stay for children in foster care, maintain family connections by placing siblings together, and integrate the knowledge and experiences of current foster parents to recruit potential foster and adoptive parents from the community. The use of both qualitative and quantitative by the Project MATCH evaluation team is intended to provide rich data that will provide insight into how the interventions are helping to improve services to children and families and mold practice.
Kentucky; foster parent recruitment; matching; foster care drift; foster children; adoptive parents; older child placement