When Child Welfare Works A P R O P O S A L F O R FI N A N C I N G B E S T P R A C T I C E S. Presentation for National Organization of State Associations for Children March 27, 2014. TH E A NNI E E . C A SE Y F OUN D A TION. Agenda. Why the urgency: The cost of doing nothing
Presentation for National Organization of State Associations for Children
March 27, 2014
P.L. 104-193 sets new ceiling of $2.38 billion
Subject to sequestration
President’s budget included $.5 billion cut
P.L. 105-178 sets new ceiling of $1.7 billion
H.R. 5652 repeals SSBG
“The Committee…has determined that the SSBG program has critical program flaws that argue for its elimination…The following key flaws in the SSBG program reflect how it clearly does not serve taxpayers well: No focus… Duplicative…No state partnership…No accountability”
H.Rept. 112-58 recommends repeal of SSBG
There are four key areas in which financing changes can make a difference:
Therapeutic and supportive services
Foster and kinship care
Permanence and well-being
Kids have families they can rely on to help them become successful adults.
Foster families have the training and support they need to help kids grow up in families. Relatives have resources to care for their own.
More experienced workers focus on directly helping kids.
Increased funding and flexibility for services to prevent placement, promote reunification
and provide therapeutic intervention.
Recommendations receiving widespread agreement/support
Recommendations met with greatest concern