CR Executive Director Urges Senate to Pass Legislation to Safely Preserve Families

(New York, NY) – Yesterday, the U.S. Senate adjourned for summer recess without voting on the Family First Prevention Services Act, legislation that would provide federal funding toward services to safely preserve families and prevent children from entering foster care, and also limit federal support for congregate care placements. In response, Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights, issued the following statement:

“We are disappointed that the Family First Prevention Services Act has not made it off the Senate floor. The legislation stands to help thousands of families across the country who need services to prevent their children from going into foster care. Kids do best when they grow up in healthy, loving families, and both children and parents deserve the chance to stay together, when it is safe for them to do so. We urge the Senate to pass this important bill in the fall.”