Family First Prevention Services Act Resource Center

State News

Find the latest state news updates on the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) here.

State News

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Below is a collection of state news regarding FFPSA implementation and the continuum of services the legislation impacts at the state level. These articles include information on related state legislative activities, funding opportunities, and service delivery.

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Alaska Dropping Federal Group Home Claims to Comply with Family First Act in 2019

Chronicle of Social Change, Alaska

July 2019

Sununu signs bills to increase funding to DCYF

Concord Monitor, New Hampshire

June 2019

FFPSA: An Opportunity to Redefine Pennsylvania's Child Welfare Practices

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children

June 2019

Nebraska Moving Toward Family First Act Contracts

Chronicle of Social Change, Nebraska

May 2019

New York Foundation Brings on Family First Act Specialist

Chronicle of Social Change, New York

May 2019

Nebraska Takes A Significant Step Toward Families First Prevention Services Act Implementation

Nebraska DHHS Press Release

May 2019

Federal Legislation Prompts DHHR to Move Youth in Residential Treatment Programs Back in State

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

April 2019

Family First Preparation Helps Nebraska Respond to March Disaster

Chronicle of Social Change, Nebraska

April 2019

Northam Signs Foster Care Legislation, Announces Launch of Virginia Fosters Campaign

NBC 29, Virginia

March 2019

On Group Homes, California’s Struggles are a Harbinger for Family First Act

Chronicle of Social Change, California

March 2019

Montana, with Second-Highest Foster Care Rate in Country, Likely Delaying on Family First Act

Chronicle of Social Change, Montana

February 2019

Georgia Eyes 2020 for Family First Act

Chronicle of Social Change, Georgia

January 2019

Federal reimbursement for preventive services aims to reduce foster care numbers

Gainesville Times, Georgia

October 2018

New law aims to keep families together, out of foster care

The Sheridan Press, Wyoming

June 2018

Barron: New federal law helps at-risk families


Casper Star Tribune, Wyoming

June 2018