Posted on December 22, 2022
This webinar, hosted by Advocates for Children of New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of Children and Families on Thursday, December 15, 2022, explored the federal Family First Prevention Services Act and New Jersey's prevention plan.
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 5-year prevention plan to the federal government by the end of January 2023.