DPHHS Plan to Improve Child Welfare System is Approved


February 9, 2022

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier announced today the approval of its Family First Prevention Plan by the federal Children's Bureau.

DPHHS becomes the 19th state to have their plan approved.

The five-year plan emphasizes prevention services aimed at keeping children and youth safely at home with their families, and when foster care is needed, helps ensure they are placed in the least restrictive, most family-like setting appropriate to their special needs. It is the culmination of over three years of Child and Family Services Division staff partnerin...

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