Jim Langevin (D-RI)

Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Assist with Transition in Child Welfare Funding

This week, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, along with colleagues in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, introduced the “Family First Transition and Support Act of 2019,” which would provide resources and funding flexibility for state and tribal child welfare systems to implement the Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First) — a landmark piece of legislation signed into law in 2018 designed to transform the way the federal government funds child welfare services.