Leveraging the FFPSA for Older Youth: Improving Transitions [Webpage].
American Bar Association. Children’s Rights Litigation Committee.
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Published: January 15, 2019
American Bar Association. Children’s Rights Litigation Committee
321 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654-7598
This article explains how the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) can be leveraged to the benefit of older youth involved in the child welfare system. It discusses how the FFPSA recognizes that successful transitions of older youth should begin early and expands the ages and time periods for which youth can be served. Strategies lawyers should use to ensure the provisions of transition services during the implementation and planning strategies are described.
FOSTER ADOLESCENTS; INDEPENDENT LIVING; STATE FEDERAL AID; EXTENDED FOSTER CARE; LAWYERS ROLE; COURTS ROLE; LEGAL SERVICES; PREVENTION PROGRAMS; PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION; FEDERAL AID; TITLE IV E; PERMANENCY PLANNING; child welfare reform; aging out; independent living skills