An Overview of the Family First Prevention Services Act

Event Description

Lunch will be provided. Registration will begin at 11:30 am. The program will begin at 12:00 pm.

An introduction to the federal Family First Prevention Services Act, which is a significant modification of the federal Social Services Act, Title IV-E, which traditionally provides funding for foster care placement and adoption services. In 2017, Minnesota received about $118 million in Title IV-E funding; this new modification will both restrict the ways that the traditional funding can be used, and will provide new funding options for prevention services. It is highly technical and will require significant changes in court processes, social worker interactions and community engagement for it to be successfully implemented by the July, 2021 due date. This presentation will be a high level overview of the Act, as well as a description of the challenges and plan to implementation.


Lisa Bayley | Acting Assistant Commissioner of Children and Family Services, Minnesota Department of Human Services

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credits approved | Event Code: 287390


Section Member:  $15
MSBA Member not in the section:  $25
Non-MSBA Member:  $30
Law Student:  Free

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Friday, February 21, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Glacial Lakes Room / Minnesota State Bar Association Minneapolis, MN United States