RD717 - Annual Report on the Treatment Foster Care Services under the Children’s Services Act (FY2021)

Executive Summary:

Treatment foster care (TFC) is a community-based program that addresses children's special needs while in the custody of a local department of social services. Foster parents trained, supervised, and supported by a private agency (licensed child-placing agency, or LCPA) provide TFC. TFC is family-based, goal-directed, results-oriented, and emphasizes permanency planning for the child in care. Total TFC costs may be offset partially by federal/state title IV-E revenues for eligible children in foster care. Title IV-E revenues and payments are handled through the Department of Social Services.