High-Quality Placements and Services

About This Priority

Recent state investments have helped sustain capacity in the foster care system, but it is essential that legislators continue to make investments to help community-based organizations build and deliver the range of services that children and youth in foster care need. At a time when child welfare faces significant shortages of qualified workers, support through rate increases or dedicated funding would help organizations provide needed staffing levels. It is also important that the state focus on well-funded, well-implemented Community-Based Care and implementing a rate methodology that will reflect the cost of care rather than outdated formulas.