Posted on December 1, 2022
In 2018, the federal government enacted the Family First Prevention Services Act to begin to shift federal support for child- and family-serving systems towards proactive, prevention-oriented services and supports, which are available to all families, regardless of their status within their jurisdiction's child protective services agency. New Jersey has long been a leader in prevention-oriented programming, and we now have an opportunity to connect our efforts to federal funding and support. We are working towards submitting New Jersey's Family First Five-year prevention plan to the federal government by the end of January 2023. Please join us to learn more.