RD523 - Annual Report on the Treatment Foster Care Services under the Children’s Services Act (FY2019)
Treatment foster care (TFC) is a community-based program where services are designed to address the special needs of children in the custody of a local department of social services. TFC is provided by foster parents who are trained, supervised, and supported by a private agency (licensed child placing agency or LCPA). TFC is family-based, goal-directed, results-oriented, and emphasizes permanency planning for the child in care. Total TFC costs are partially offset by federal/state Title IV-E revenues for eligible foster children. Title IV-E revenues and payments are handled through the Department of Social Services.