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House Passes Child Welfare Finance Reform Bill [Chronicle of Social Change]

Thursday, June 23, 2016  
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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Family First Prevention Services Act, which now heads back to the chamber that originated its framework. With a voice vote that suggested overwhelming support, the House moved forward legislation that would drastically alter Title IV-E, the federal entitlement currently slated for foster care funding. For the first time, IV-E funds could be used to fund efforts to prevent the use of foster care, and could not be used for more than two weeks of congregate care placements.


The bill now heads to the Senate, where Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) originated this legislation last year.


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