Children Awaiting Placement Project Management Team

2022 NACo Achievement Award Winner

San Bernardino County, Calif., CA

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About the Program

Category: Children and Youth (Best in Category)

Year: 2022

Transitional Care is “the care and supervision required to be provided by the child welfare agency during the period between removal of the child and/or non-minor dependent from their home or from an approved or licensed care provider and the placement of that child and/or non-minor dependent with an approved or licensed care provider.” Children and youth needing Transitional Care are typically teenagers with mental health issues who are hard to place in approved placements due to their behaviors and special needs. To address this issue, CFS established a dedicated Core Children Awaiting Placement (CAP) Project Management team tasked with taking a multi-pronged approach to the problem. Due to its success, the CAP team became embedded in the policy structure of CFS and will provide continued project management support for other pressing issues.

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