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April 2015Vol. 16, No. 3Recommendations of the Birth Parent Advisory Committee

The Birth Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC) for Casey Family Programs released a report that outlined a set of recommendations to improve four components of the child welfare system:

  • Mandated child maltreatment reporting
  • Investigations
  • Decision-making processes
  • Funding to support families and promote safety

The report is based on a 2-day meeting in 2013 that included members and staff from Casey Family Programs and the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds. BPAC is composed of a national set of parents who have a wide range of expertise and personal experience with the child welfare system and currently hold a variety of roles within the system.

A Vision for a Better Child Welfare System: Birth Parent Advisory Committee Recommendations Report is available at (2 MB).