We're pleased to invite you to join us on Monday, December 3rd at 2:30 pm in Austin for our next Children's Policy Series meeting:
Keeping Kids in Their Communities:
Texas Juvenile Justice & Child Welfare Policy Opportunities
Our panel of experts will address juvenile justice and child welfare strategies to expand effective community-based services and keep more children in their home communities with families or in family-like settings where they are most likely to thrive. The strategies seek to ensure that the use of more institutional settings — such as state lock-ups and residential treatment centers — is limited, brief, and effective.
This discussion will cover policy solutions related to leveraging new funding available through the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) to divert CPS-involved families from foster care, preparing for new funding restrictions to institutional care settings under the FFPSA, capacity building lessons from community-based foster care, opportunities to keep youth from going to deeper into the juvenile justice system, and more.
Judge Renee Rodriguez-Betancourt, 449th State Judicial District Court in Hidalgo County
Haley Holik, Policy Analyst, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Linda Garcia, Director of Community Relations, Our Community our Kids
Jason Drake, Regional Executive Director, Krause Children's Center in Katy, TX
Youth participating in Krause Children’s Center programs
The panel discussion will take place:
Monday, December 3rd, 2018
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Legislative Conference Center (Room E2.002)
1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Please RSVP to Katie Mitten at [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you on December 3rd!