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Short-Term Foster Care Support Services

The 2017 Washington State Legislature directed WSIPP to complete an evaluation on short-term foster care support. The legislation describes short-term support as case aides who provide temporary assistance to foster parents as needed with the overall goal of supporting the parental efforts of the foster parents. The short-term support does not include overnight assistance. The evaluation will, to the maximum extent possible, assess the impact of the short-term support services on the retention of foster homes and the number of placements a foster child receives while in out-of-home care as well as the return on investment to the state.

A preliminary report is due to the legislature by December 1, 2018. A final report is due to the legislature by June 30, 2020.
Rebecca Goodvin, (360) 664-9077 View Legislation
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