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Achieving and Maintaining Permanency

Enhancing Permanency

Enhancing Permanency for Youth in Out-of-Home Care

This bulletin addresses the specific challenges of permanency planning with youth and highlights successful models and strategies. After reviewing background statistics and research on outcomes for youth who leave foster care without a permanent family, the bulletin looks at Federal legislation enacted to improve these outcomes. Specific strategies for improving youth permanency are described, and examples of programs across the country using these strategies are provided.


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