Funding Permanency Services
Resources address ways to locate and manage funding to support permanency for children and youth, including State and local examples.
Achieving Permanency for Youth Through Demonstration Projects (PDF - 1990 KB)
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Adoption
Roundtable, 23(1), 2009
Profiles nine grantees with projects focused on youth permanency that have worked to make resources available to the child welfare community via the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Adoption website.
Connected by 25: Financing Policies and Practices That Support Permanency for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care (PDF - 758 KB)
Finance Project, Youth Transition Funders Group & Foster Care Work Group (2009)
Presents approaches for supporting permanency for older youth in care and highlights six financing strategies State and local child welfare leaders can use to develop policies and practices that support permanency.
Creative Funding Strategies for Youth Permanence: Charts and Definitions (PDF - 231 KB)
Casey Family Services (2008)
Provides definitions of child welfare services and funding streams, as well as accompanying charts, that reflect how these streams can support innovative permanency practice.
Ensuring Safe, Nurturing and Permanent Families for Children: The Need for Federal Finance Reform: First in a Series of Four Reports on Improving Child Welfare (PDF - 728 KB)
Casey Family Programs (2010)
Analyzes how child welfare funding structures can align with the Federal policy goal of providing safe, nurturing, and permanent families for all children.
Funding Permanency Services: A Guide to Leveraging Federal, State, and Local Dollars (PDF - 1137 KB)
Annie E. Casey Foundation (2010)
Outlines specific steps States, localities, and Tribes can take to support vulnerable children and families by drawing down Federal funding, including funds made possible by the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008.
State and local examples
Nebraska's Foster Care Conundrum: Federal Reimbursement Hinders Reform (PDF - 1116 KB)
Platte Institute for Economic Research (2009)
Discusses findings from the Nebraska State Foster Care Review Board and explains how the Federal funding formula inhibits reform of the Nebraska child welfare system. The brief also highlights innovations in other States and recommends alternative child welfare funding options.
Reinvestment: Raising Permanency Rates During Fiscal Crises
Highlights how child welfare programs that reinvest foster care savings into child and family preparation activities can realize substantial benefits without generating additional cost, and describes the implementation of a federally funded project designed to locate permanent families for older children in care in Sacramento, CA.
Stories of Practice Change: What Flexible Funding Means to the Children and Families of Los Angeles County
Casey Family Programs (2009)
Describes three Department of Children and Family Services practice strategies implemented and expanded using flexible funding: Up-Front Assessments and intensive home-based services, specialized Youth Permanency Units, and family team decision-making conferences.
Subsidized Custody: A Permanency Option for Youth in Virginia's Foster Care System: Decision Brief in Response to the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893) (PDF - 107 KB)
Virginia Department of Social Services (2009)
Describes findings from a workgroup charged with studying the feasibility of and providing recommendations regarding instituting subsidized custody as a permanency option for children in foster care living with relatives.