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Family Support and Stabilization and Related Programs

4800-0040

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $337,607,238 $337,607,238
FY17 $340,442,911 $332,987,350
FY16 $342,674,413 $329,056,474
FY15 $328,966,585 $313,786,727
FY14 $316,605,037 $299,846,602
FY13 $311,288,675 $290,299,032
FY12 $308,578,301 $283,007,069
FY11 $323,114,030 $287,883,594
FY10 $335,884,716 $293,440,713
FY09 $354,189,417 $306,416,410
FY08 $348,537,467 $297,362,284
FY07 $350,934,129 $288,697,168
FY06 $340,155,745 $272,741,996
FY05 $338,618,784 $261,626,384
FY04 $332,820,270 $249,645,585
FY03 $321,414,119 $235,886,714
FY02 $339,921,931 $244,092,312
FY01 $314,598,198 $221,977,091
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Funding for Family Support and Stabilization and Related Programs
3.1%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Notes

  • Funding for family supports both for adoption, foster care, and kinship care, as well as funding to support the preservation of biological families were in separate line items in some years, and in consolidated line items in other years. All of these line items are grouped together.

* Funding and comparison information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.

Family Support and Stabilization supports programs and services which help families stay together. Child safety is the Department of Children and Families's (DCF) primary mission, but the department strives to keep families intact if possible.

Most of the Commonwealth’s vulnerable children live at home with their families. About 80 percent of the children involved with DCF are at home. Some of the most important services DCF provides for these kids are the ones that help support families while they are going through a difficult time. These services are essential to helping kids stay at home and help families work on their own unique challenges, while supporting stability for kids.

These services can include:

  • Support to improve safety in the home
  • Supervision and supports for parents and children to help improve family dynamics and create positive relationships
  • Clinical assessments for kids
  • Evaluations and diagnostic services for kids including physical, behavioral and mental health screenings
  • Support for short-term temporary out-of-home placements for kids at risk of being removed from home
  • Support for reunification

Adequate supports for vulnerable children while they are living with their families is particularly important. These supports increase child stability at home and at school, and they can help prevent further crises that could lead to children getting involved in the juvenile justice system.

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $337,607,238 $337,607,238
FY18 Leg $337,607,238 $337,607,238
FY18 Sen $342,531,283 $342,531,283
FY18 SWM $341,471,283 $341,471,283
FY18 Hou $339,816,737 $339,816,737
FY18 HWM $339,531,737 $339,531,737
FY18 Gov $339,531,738 $339,531,738
FY17 $340,442,911 $332,987,350

Notes

  • Funding for family supports both for adoption, foster care, and kinship care, as well as funding to support the preservation of biological families were in separate line items in some years, and in consolidated line items in other years. All of these line items are grouped together.

* Funding information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.