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Foster Care Task Force

Citizens for Children & Families

Award Date: July 10, 2019
Awarded: $60,000

CCF believes that strong partnerships help create strong families and strong communities. CCF has established the Foster Care Task Force, a partnership of community citizens and partners, to identify needs within the Oklahoma County Foster Care System. The Foster Care Task Force studied the foster care system and has identified several opportunities for areas of reform and improvement in the current foster care system. Targeted outcome areas include improving child well-being for children in care, increasing and retaining high quality foster homes, and expanding community supports for foster children and foster families. Over the next two years the Task Force will work intensively to launch evidence-based initiatives, including the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECM/C) and respite program(s) as well as policy and practice changes needed to improve foster care.