Who is considered a “candidate for foster care”?

“Candidate for foster care” is the term the Family First Act uses to describe children who are at imminent risk of being removed from their families and placed in foster care. Under the Family First Act, these children (and their parents or kinship care providers) are eligible to receive prevention services while at home or in an informal a kinship placement.

For implementation of the Family First Act, DFCS is defining “candidates for foster care” as children and youth who are in families currently receive DFCS Family Preservation services.

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