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IMPROVED OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN (IOC)

IOC:  Transforming Foster Care and Strengthening Preventive Services in New York City

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Improved Outcomes for Children is a series of reforms for Foster Care and Preventive Services. Improved Outcomes for Children was announced by the NYC Children’s Services in March 2007.  Improved Outcomes for Children includes:

  • Family Team Conferences where families are directly involved in the decisions that affect them
  • Clearer lines of accountability so that decisions about families and children can be made more efficiently and effectively
  • Targeted Technical Assistance to Preventive and Foster Care provider agencies
  • Foster Care Financing that supports a flexible family-based system of care that promotes safety, stability and permanency
  • Performance Monitoring and Measurement that emphasizes continuous quality improvement and accountability on the part of Preventive and Foster Care provider agencies.

 View Key Milestones of Improved Outcomes for Children
IOC Key Milestones

Improved Outcomes for Children is being phased in at NYC Children’s Services and its provider agencies.  Phase I began in the fall of 2007 and includes 9 Foster Care agencies and 5 Preventive agencies (in Brooklyn only). Phase IA began in the summer of 2008 and includes 9 additional Preventive agencies. NYC Children’s Services expects to take Improved Outcomes for Children system-wide in late Spring 2009.

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