Office of Children and Family Services

Strategic Planning and Policy Development

Federal Acts

Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113-183)
Enacted in 2014, Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (the Act) (P.L. 113-183) “require[s] the state plan for foster care and adoption assistance to demonstrate that the state agency has developed policies and procedures for identifying, documenting in agency records, and determining appropriate services with respect to, any child or youth over whom the state agency has responsibility for placement, care, or supervision who the state has reasonable cause to believe is, or is at risk of being, a victim of sex trafficking or a severe form of trafficking in persons.”

Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act Timeline
This is a brief graphic that demonstrates state programmatic deliverables, data collection, and reporting along a timeline based on federal legislative and program requirements.

Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act Overview Presentation by OCFS
Recorded Presentation: Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act

Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113-183) Population Chart
The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act Population Chart reflects federal mandates, by section, for PL 113-183 in order to identify the applicable populations.

Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act NYPWA Power Point
OCFS created this PowerPoint in January 2015 to outline the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act.

Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act Policies

Child Welfare, Foster Care, Permanency, and Human Trafficking Policies Related to the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act.

Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113-183) FAQ (Revised)

This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page is to provide some of the frequently asked questions from the package of policies that were issued as a result of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113-183).

The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act Implementation Q & A presentation for January 2016 NYPWA conference

OCFS created this Prezi presentation for the January 2016 NYPWA conference to provide a brief overview of the requirements for some of the policies that were released for policy implementation of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act. The policies highlighted in this presentation are Requirements to Identify, Document, Report, and Provide Services to Child Sex Trafficking Victims, Supporting Normative Experiences for Children, Youth, and Young Adults in Foster Care: Applying a Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard, Planning for a Successful Adulthood: Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement with  Permanency Resource (APPLA) for Youth 16 Years of Age and Older, Case Planning for Youth in Foster Care 14 Years of Age or Older,  Transition Planning with Youth for a Successful Discharge, and Continuation of the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGAP) to a Successor Guardian.

The requirements are presented in a process flow format.  For more detailed information, including regulatory or statutory citations, etc. please see the policies.


Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act of 2011 (P.L. 112-34)

Enacted in 2011, the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act extended programs funded under title IV-B of the Social Security Act through fiscal year 2016.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148)
Enacted in 2010, the Affordable Care Act created a federal health insurance program designed to provide more people with access to health insurance coverage and establish legal protections for consumers.

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) Reauthorization Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-320)
Originally enacted in 1974 and expanded several times since, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) is one of the key pieces of legislation that guides child protection.

Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoption Act (P.L. 110-351)

The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 “give[s] state plans the option of providing for the state to enter into agreements to provide kinship guardianship assistance payments to grandparents and other relatives who have assumed legal guardianship of children for whom they have: (1) cared as foster parents; and (2) committed to care on a permanent basis."

 


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