Cuyahoga County Seal 2014 revToday Drs. David Crampton and Francisca Richter from the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School joined partner organizations in Chicago to launch the nation’s first county-level Pay for Success (PFS) program.  The launch was featured at a conference hosted by the White House’s Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. Cuyahoga County’s Partnering for Family Success Program – the first PFS project in the combined areas of homelessness and child welfare – aims to reconnect foster children in the county with caregivers in stable, affordable housing.   This innovative program will deliver intensive 12-15 month treatment to 135 families over five years to reduce the length of stay in out-of-home foster care placement for children whose families are homeless.  The Poverty Center is the independent evaluator to measure the success and outcomes of PFS and carried out the preliminary analyses to identify the initiative’s target population.

For more information, read the official press release and program fact sheet.

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