Prevention and Protection Services offers a variety of prevention programs to support and maintain families, reducing the number of children placed in the custody of the Secretary of the Department of Children and Families. One of these services is Family Preservation.
Intensive in-home services are provided through a contract with a Child Welfare Case Management Provider. Supports and services are offered to pregnant women using substances and to families. Services to families are focused on the entire family to address issues which the family identifies together with the Provider. Services are designed to assist pregnant women and families to overcome problems which may, if not effectively resolved, lead to placement of the newborn or child(ren) into out-of-home care.