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BA1BD9E3BAF87B52872584640071CB54 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For FAMILY FIRST PREVENTION SERVICE ACT

INTERIM COMMITTEE  EARLY CHILDHOOD AND SCHOOL READINESS
Date Aug 28, 2019      
Location SCR 357



Family First Prevention Service Act - Committee Discussion Only

02:42:57 PM  
Senator Story called the meeting back to
order and invited the final presenters to the table.  Tyler Allen,
Title IV-E Waiver Administrator, CDHS, and Angela Lytle, Deputy Director
for the Arapahoe County Department of Human Services, introduced themselves
to the committee.  Their presentation and additional handouts can
be found as Attachments L, M, and N.  Mr. Allen explained the federal
funding and reimbursement structure for child welfare services, in particular
out-of-home placement, and stated that the Families First Prevention Service
Act changes the way the reimbursement structure works.  Ms. Lytle
spoke about the need to move from talking about "rescuing children"
to "supporting families," as well as from talking about "individual
responsibility" to "environmental conditions."  She
spoke about the 2015 Federal Child Maltreatment Report.
03:06:57 PM  
Mr. Allen told the committee that in order
for prevention services to be reimbursable, the services must be evidence-based
and focused either on substance abuse, mental health, or parenting skill
building/parenting support.  Mr. Allen and Ms. Lytle answered questions
about what the legislature can do to support the implementation of Families
First Prevention Service Act.
03:37:21 PM  
The presenters continued to answer questions from the committee.