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Northern Region - Family First Prevention Services Act Judicial and Attorney (CIP) Training

The Family First Prevention Services Act Judicial and Attorney (CIP) trainings shall be presented as four (4) separate virtual regional trainings on the specific dates noted below:

  • Southern Region (2.26.21)
  • Central Region (3.5.21)
  • Northern Region (3.12.21)
  • Cook (3.19.21)
Course (Training) Description
Training will provide judges, attorneys, and other court personnel an in depth explanation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA). Discussion will include overview of prevention services eligible for Title IV-E reimbursement, defining Qualified Residential Treatment Placements (QRTPs) and policies, and the role of the court in monitoring and making key findings on such cases.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the significance and purpose of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) and implementation of FFPSA in Illinois
  • Recognize evidence-based prevention services that are eligible for Title IV-E reimbursement under FFPSA
  • Determine reasonable effort findings that fulfill legal mandates and support prevention efforts
  • Understand the policies and procedures of funding for children placed in Qualified Residential Treatment Placements (QRTPs) and know the court timelines and benchmarks regarding QRTP placement
  • Access and complete related court forms (Motion, Court Report, Court Order Form)