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Senate: Funding is provided for information technology upgrades to FamLink and an evaluation required by Federal IV-E waiver related to Family Assessment Response (FAR) implementation and operations. FAR is an alternative to Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation for families screened in for low to moderate risk of child maltreatment and aims to safely avoid out-of-home foster care placements by engaging and providing basic needs to families. FAR is the demonstration project for Washington’s Title IV-E waiver.
Final: Funding is provided for two components of Family Assessment Response (FAR) implementation: (1) Information technology upgrades to the Famlink system that are necessary to implement FAR, and (2) for a FAR evaluation required under Washington’s federal Title IV-E waiver.