DFPS recently released its foster care needs assessment report, which provides important information showing foster care capacity broken down by Community Based Care catchment areas. The data in the report enable analysis and understanding of the sufficiency of placement capacity and types of residential capacity in the 17 identified catchment areas. This is designed to help these regions identify and plan for capacity building needs. Local communities should use this robust report to begin to plan for how to improve capacity in their area and to examine potential challenges in local policy or practice that may impede a community’s ability to grow capacity in certain areas.
For questions about this report, please contact Wendy Bagwell, CPS Capacity Building Program Specialist, at [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email] or email [email]email@example.com[/email].