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Foster Care Strategic Blueprint

ACS is aggressively implementing a Foster Care Strategic Blueprint that outlines our key priorities and strategies for improving case practice and safety, permanency and well-being outcomes for children and families in the foster care system. Our work includes the implementation of evidence-based models to address the challenges faced by children and families; strategies to improve reunification, adoption and kinship guardianship outcomes; cutting-edge training and professional development for the child welfare workforce; and rigorous foster care agency monitoring and continuous quality improvement systems. Each year, we issue a report on our progress.

Our work has produced concrete results including:

  • Fewer children in foster care
  • Reduced length of stay in foster care
  • Increased kinship placement and kinship guardianship
  • Increased foster home recruitment
  • Expanded programming for older youth

The Blueprint

FY 2019 - FY 2023
FY 2016 - FY 2018

The Progress Reports

2017- 2019
2016 Year End
2016 Mid-Year

Additional Information

Interagency Foster Care Task Force
ACS Youth Experience Survey
Rapid Permanency Reviews