RFA Supports Federal Proposal to Provide Evidence-Based Services to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families
WASHINGTON – Results for America CEO and Co-founder Michele Jolin issued the following statement today in support of the bipartisan Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016 introduced by U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) and U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI):
“Results for America applauds and supports the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016 because it allocates federal funds to evidence-based prevention services that will improve outcomes for children and families by reducing unnecessary foster care placements and improving child health and safety. By giving states flexibility to use federal foster care dollars for services that have been shown to work, such as parent training and home visiting, we can positively impact the health and safety of children and families.”
The Family First Prevention Services Act would direct federal funds toward evidence-based prevention services that can help children who might otherwise be forced into our nation’s foster care system remain safely in their homes and that support families caring for the children of relatives.
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