Evaluation of Family Preservation and Reunification Programs: Final Report - Volume One. 6.6 Public-Private Collaboration


Working relationships between private and public agency FPS staff are quite positive. Private agency and DHS staff participate in initial, midterm, and final meetings with FPS clients and caseworkers in the family's home. Communication and case coordination between public and private workers are frequent and fairly thorough. Private agency workers find the DHS FPS staff accessible and responsive. Overall, the public-private partnership includes family-centered practice, constructive public-private partnerships, and clear division of responsibility for case management and direct service provision.

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