California’s Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) is a series of reforms that advance the state’s goal of having all children live as members of committed, nurturing, and permanent families. Its provisions will reduce the use of congregate care placement settings for children and youth, increase the use of home-based family care, and decrease the length of time required to achieve permanency.
The Core Practice Model is designed to work seamlessly with CCR, which expands the use of Child and Family Teams (CFTs) as the primary vehicle for planning and decision making. CFT meetings must be held for all children residing in group homes, as well as for all children entering out-of-home care after January 1, 2017. This includes probation youth in foster care and non-minor dependents (NMDs).