FFPSA Resource Center
Up against the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) mandate? We’re here to help! Click below to browse our resources to help you get your organization on track and ready to become an accredited Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP).
What is the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)?
The Family First Prevention Service Act (FFPSA) is legislation that was signed into law in February, 2018. FFPSA restructures Title IV-E and Title IV-B funding to support prevention services for families at risk of entering the foster care system.
The act requires that all Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs) achieve national accreditation in order to receive reimbursement through IV-E funding. The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an approved accrediting body for QRTPs, and is the host of this FFPSA Resource Center.
what is coa?
COA is an international, independent, nonprofit accreditor of human and social services, recognized by over 300 regulating bodies at the state and federal level. As we mentioned above, the Family First Prevention Services Act recognizes COA as an approved accreditor for Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs).
Our accreditation process provides a framework for your organization to continuously improve and offer evidence-based best practices that support your clients and your community. Each of our organizations pairs with a dedicated Accreditation Coordinator who is there to help every step of the way. We believe that by supporting you through the transformative process of accreditation, we can work together to better serve your clients.