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 programsGo
Improving placements • Bench cards • State training materials • Evaluating placement sites • Guidance for attorneysGo
Data & Reform Efforts
Executive & legislative branch reform efforts • Map of state data Go