Presents examples of State and local efforts to develop and implement family preservation services.
Department of Human Services Family Preservation Programs: Report on Public Act 63 of 2011 Section 523 (1) (PDF - 154 KB)
Michigan Department of Human Services (2012)
Reports on Families First of Michigan, a program serving families that have at least one child at imminent risk of placement in out-of-home care, and evaluates the savings and cost effectiveness of the family preservation program.
Family Preservation in Georgia: A Legal and Judicial Guide to Preventing Unnecessary Removal to State Custody (PDF - 2,345 KB)
Newberry Bradley (2009)
Emory University School of Law & Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic
Offers judges and legal practitioners a guide to the removal process in Georgia, including the laws and policies.
Family Preservation Services: An Essential Partner in the Public Child Welfare System (PDF - 448 KB)
Ocasio, Williams, Bergacs, & Johnson (2010)
Discusses the origins and evolution of family preservation services in New Jersey and the critical role they play in keeping children safe and with their own families.
Preserving Families, Protecting Children: Analysis of Maryland's Efforts to Keep Maltreated Children Out of Foster Care (PDF - 682 KB)
Advocates for Children and Youth
Voices for Maryland's Children, 6(13), 2008
Reports findings on Maryland's case practice of placing fewer children in foster care and provides information on how children and families are doing as a result.
Recommendations on Preventing Entrance Into Foster Care (PDF - 196 KB)
California Center for Research on Women and Families (2007)
Offers policy and program recommendations to strengthen families in order to keep children in safe, stable homes and prevent their placement in foster care. Recommendations address capacity building, developing a statewide vision, and investing in differential response.
Report to the Legislature: Intensive Family Preservation Services and Family Preservation Services (IFPS and FPS) (PDF - 109 KB)
Washington Children's Administration, Division of Program and Practice Improvement (2007)
Discusses the use of IFPS and FPS in Washington State by describing the development of the services, the differences between IFPS and FPS, and the adoption of the North Carolina Family Assessment Scale instrument, which assess families over several domains and that was developed specifically for use with IFPS.
State of Maryland Out-of-Home Placement and Family Preservation Resource Plan: Fiscal Year 2010 (PDF - 7,855 KB)
Maryland Governor's Office for Children & Maryland Children's Cabinet (2010)
Analyzes the State of Maryland's capacity for and utilization of out-of-home placements for children involved in the child welfare system, reports the costs associated with out-of-home placements, facilitates an evaluation of statewide family preservation programs, and identifies areas of need across Maryland. The report concludes with a discussion of Children's Cabinet resource development initiatives.