The Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) was designed out of an understanding that children who must live apart from their biological parents do best when they are cared for in committed nurturing family homes. CCR, also known as AB 403, is a California legislative mandate designed to:
Facilitate permanency for children in family-settings
Reform group homes (currently referred to as Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs (STRTP)) and Foster Family Agencies (FFAs)
Surround children, youth and families with needed services, resources and supports by strengthening collaboration and coordination among all service providers and County of Orange agencies, including but not limited to:
Social Services Agency
Health Care Agency
Orange County Department of Education
CCR supports children, youth and families across placement settings (from relatives to congregate care) in achieving permanency through:
Increased engagement with children, youth and families
Increased capacity for home-based family care
Short-term, therapeutic, limited-use of congregate care
Systemic and infrastructure changes, including but not limited to reimbursement rates, training, accreditation, accountability and performance, and mental health services.
Reliance on congregate care are limited to short-term, therapeutic interventions, which are just one part of a continuum of care available for children, youth and young adults.
Making Orange County a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live, work, and play, today and for generations to come, by providing outstanding, cost-effective regional public services.
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