Show: The Imprint Weekly

Congregate Care and Family First, Part 2

Last week we talked to Keri Richmond, manager of child welfare policy for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), about a 50-state look at the new federal rules prompted by the Family First Prevention Services act around the use of group homes, residential programs and other forms of congregate care.

On this week’s podcast we talk to Jim Czarniak about a deep dive on the same topic that focused on New York. Czarniak’s work surfaced very similar findings to the national review done by AAP.

Guest Interview Details

Jim Czarniak spent the past 20 years working in the nonprofit and government sectors. Most recently he was the deputy commissioner for the Onondaga County Department of Children and Family Services, and before that worked as director of juvenile justice for the county.

Reading Room

Eighteen Months Later: New York Family First Implementation Shows Little Change for Foster Care Youth Placed in Group Care Family First Implementation: A One Year Review of State Progress in Reforming Congregate Care Implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act The Imprint’s Complete Guide to the Family First Act
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