Kinship Care Permanency Services

The Kinship Care Program is designed to help the child and his/her kinship caregivers, biological/legal parents, if available, and extended kinship family, work through the problems that made relative placement necessary, and facilitate successful reunification if possible.

Services are customized on a case-by-case basis and designed to achieve the agreed upon permanency goals as defined by the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) and articulated in the Family Service Plan (FSP) within six months of service onset.
Children and youth in the Kinship Care Permanency Program would generally range in age from birth to 18 and be residing in formal kinship care placement with relatives or significant other caregivers through the auspices of the County Office of Children and Youth Services. Children and youth from birth through 18 referred by the County Office of Children and Youth Services are considered for the Kinship Care Permanency Program without regard to sex, gender identity, creed, race, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by law.