Title IV-E Waivers Are Key to Keeping Kids at Home

Share on Facebook    Share on Twitter

Jane Burstain /(512) 320-0222 x119

March 31, 2011

Read Full Article >>  

There is a conflict between the outcomes the federal government says it wants and the outcomes it actually spends its money supporting. Ultimately, that conflict needs to be addressed through further federal child welfare financing reform. But until that happens, the federal government should create a new Title IV-E waiver program so states can pilot ways to use dedicated child welfare federal funds to achieve the outcomes the federal government wants.

Jane Burstain provided testimony to the Senate Finance Committee on the importance of the Title IV-E waiver program as a tool for states to more efficiently and effectively use child welfare funds.