This policy briefing is sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. The organizations will
introduce a set of specific and actionable policy recommendations to align federal financing of child welfare with best practices to promote better outcomes for children and families. Although some states have already undertaken reforms of their child welfare systems to capitalize on the latest research and new policies, many are still challenged to find resources to implement policies and practices that have been shown to improve child well-being.
Presenters and panelists will discuss how reallocating existing federal funds for child welfare can better support system adoption of best practices. Taken together, the proposed changes can promote goals that allow children to grow up in families that keep them safe and guide their social, emotional and academic development.