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Promoting Safe and Stable Families
The Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) Program focuses on helping
families stay together. It seeks to prevent child abuse and neglect, avoid
the removal of children from their homes and supports timely reunification
where temporary removal has been necessary, in order to ensure
children’s safety. The program also provides services to promote and
support adoptions for those children who cannot return home safely.
The services are designed to help agencies operate integrated, preventive
family preservation services and community-based family support services
for families at risk or in crisis. Most grant funds in Wisconsin
go to county agencies.
Under the provisions of Title IV-B, Subpart 2, of the Social Security Act, for Federal Fiscal Year 2010, Wisconsin received its regular allocation of $4,060,669 and a "discretionary" allocation of $1,015,167 to fund Promoting Safe and Stable Families program initiatives. The purpose of this federal grant is, "to promote family strength and stability, enhance parental functioning and protect children." The federal government mandates the grant award to be spent in the following manner: 20% for family support, 20% for family preservation, 20% for time limited reunification, 20% for adoption and the remaining 20% may be spent on any of the preceding four areas.
In Calendar Year 2010, $1,015,167 was allocated to the Special Needs Adoption
Program and $3,763,050 has been allocated to 70 counties to fund
preservation, support and reunification services for children and
families. The remaining funds were used to fund Family
Foundations, Coordinated Service Teams and Tribal Training partnerships.
The remaining funds were used to fund Family Foundations, Coordinated Service Teams and Tribal Training partnerships.
Last Revised: November 05, 2010