The purpose of this Toolkit is to assist judges, attorneys, and advocates in making better decisions regarding the placement of children to ensure the least restrictive and most family-like placement possible for each child under court jurisdiction.

Non-Family Placements: What We Know

Why kids do better in families Unwarranted placement Costs Critical components of quality residential treatment programs Go

Tools

Improving placements Bench cards State training materials Evaluating placement sites Guidance for attorneys Go

Data & Reform Efforts

Executive & legislative branch reform efforts Map of state data Go

Case Studies

Hampton, Virginia Denver, Colorado Go