PSSF Time-Limited Reunification Service Models

Child and Family Advocacy (TLR/CFA)

Child and Family Advocacy services help to ensure that children involved in dependency proceedings are appointed representation, a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) or Guardian ad Litem (GAL), to advocate for timely permanency decisions that are in the best interest of the child. Child and Family Advocacy also provides support to children and their families to promote and sustain reunification or other permanency options such as adoption or legal guardianship. Child and Family Advocacy providers work in collaboration with DFCS and the Courts first and foremost to ensure that children are safe and that families receive the timely and responsive services they need, minimize the trauma of out-of-home placement and prevent placement disruptions. These services help to ensure that the needs of children are met and that families receive needed supports so that children who must be removed from their home maintain connections to their families and communities, achieve permanency as quickly as possible, and do not experience a subsequent removal after reunification.

Child and Family Advocacy Service Requirements
  1. Assessment & Court Report (Recommendations)
  2. Case Management
  3. Ongoing In-Court Supports
  4. Child Contacts
  5. Follow-Up Collateral Contacts