Fact Sheet: Family First Prevention Services Act
Rricha Mathur (Former Staff)Child Abuse & Neglect Child Care Child Rights Housing & Homelessness Poverty & Family Economics Safety
The Family First Prevention Services Act is a bipartisan bill that reforms many of the federal child welfare financing mechanisms to help better support families. The bill aims to prevent their children from entering foster care by allowing federal reimbursement for services to families and children. H.R. 5456/S. 3065 also seeks to improve the well-being of children already in foster by incentivizing states to reduce placement of children in group care. H.R. 5456 by Representative Buchanan (R-FL) was introduced in the House of Representatives on June 10, 2016 and its companion was introduced in the Senate on June 16, 2016 by Senators Hatch (R-UT) and Wyden (D-OR).