Family First - Resources

Text of the Family First Prevention Services Act

The Family First Prevention Services Act was passed and signed into law (P.L. 115-123) as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act on February 9, 2018.

 

ACYF-CB-PI-18-07 - Implementation of Title IV-E Plan Requirements under Public Law 115-123, the Family First Prevention Services Act 

Program Instruction (PI) to provide instructions for agencies to: 1) amend the Title IV-E Plan Pre-Print (Pre-Print) to meet certain FFPSA title IV-E plan provisions that are effective January 1, 2018 and later, and 2) request a delay of effective dates for certain title IV-B and IV-E plan requirements where permitted by law. 

 

ACYF-CB-IM-18-02

Infomration Memorandum (IM) from the Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau  summarizing the Family First Prevention Services Act.  
 

Family First Prevention Services Act Brief Summary: Implications for Grandfamilies

Detailed summary of the kinship provisions of the Family First Prevention Services Act  developed by Generations United adapted from the Children’s Defense Fund’s detailed summary below. 

 

The Family First Act: The Tailwind Needed to Increase Family-Based Care in NY

Perspectives from the Redlich Horwitz Foundation which outlines initial thoughts and recommendations for what NY counties can do now to prepare for implementation (2018).

 

Generations United - March 20, 2018 Webinar on The Family First Prevention Services Act: Implications for Grandfamilies

Recording and Power Point Slides

PowerPoint Slides Only

 

Detailed Summary of the Family First Prevention Services Act by the Children’s Defense Fund

 

Brief Summary of the Family First Prevention Services Act by the Children’s Defense Fund

 

Family First Prevention Services Act Implementation timeline by the Children’s Defense Fund

 

Casey Family Programs Summary of the Family First Prevention Services Act

 

Congressional Research Service (CRS) summary of the Family First Prevention Services Act 

 

Family First Prevention Services Act: Final Enacted Provisions Compared to Earlier House-Approved Language & Prior Law

This side by side analysis drafted by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) compares the earlier bill with the final enacted version. 

 

National Center for State Courts Issue Brief

Brief overview of law and court-related Provisions

 

Webinar on Family First  hosted by Casey Family Programs by staff from House Subcommittee on Human Resources and Senate Finance Committee 

This webinar covered the history, data, and voices of those who experienced the system that led to this legislation and includes important information on each title of the legislation.  Questions should be directed to FamilyFirst@casey.org