Texas CASA’s Public Policy team will be hosting two webinars to share information about how Community-Based Care (CBC) and the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) will affect the CASA network and the populations we serve.
In February 2018, Congress authorized the FFPSA, providing states with new flexibility in how they can use Federal Title IV-E funding to prevent children from entering the foster care system and prioritize keeping children in foster care in the most family-like settings. Please join us for this webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. to get an overview of this new law and participate in a discussion about the implications of FFPSA on the Texas child welfare system. Former DFPS Commissioner and current policy consultant with Casey Family Programs, Anne Heilegenstein, will walk us through the new law, and the Public Policy team will discuss CASA’s role in serving the best interest of children as FFPSA comes to Texas.
We also hope you’ll join us for the CBC webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. In the webinar, we will provide an overview of the history of CBC and provide detailed information about the changes happening now across Texas. We will also explore CASA’s role in this new system.
It is our goal to keep you informed and up to date as the system undergoes major changes in the coming years. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Policy team at [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email].