This resource comes to us from National Center for State Courts.
The Family First and Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) was included as a provision in the Bipartisan Budget Package/Continuing Resolution (Public Law 115-123), which was approved by Congress and signed by the President on February 9, 2018. FFPSA included two major provisions to reform the child welfare system and a number of other important provisions, such as, extending full funding for the three CIP grants through FY 2021. Unless otherwise specified, the implementation date for the reforms is October 1, 2019. Courts will play a critical role in the effective implementation of the reforms and should be aware of the details of the FFPSA. The specifics of FFPSA are outlined below.