Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)

The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) is federal legislation that aims to prevent children from entering foster care. If children are placed in foster care, it encourages placing them with family members or in a foster family home instead of a group home.

Although the FFPSA was signed into law in 2018, Minnesota delayed full implementation until September 30, 2021.

For more information, read this news item.
The following are some rules and laws relevant to the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA):
Please refer to the Fast Facts - Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) handout for an overview of the legislation and its impact on the court process.
 
More resource tools are coming soon, including training materials for Children's Justice Initiative (CJI) teams and others impacted by the juvenile court process.
 

Other State and Federal Resources on FFPSA 

Questions?

Contact the Children's Justice Initiative (CJI).