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CTFamilyFirst: Candidacy Workgroup

Co-Chairs:  Dr. Jeff Vanderploeg and JoShonda Guerrier
Charter (12-19-19)
Candidacy Workgroup Overview
PowerPoint Presentations
Workgroup Members:  Candidacy Workgroup Members


Candidacy Workgroup Overview Goal:  Strategically define “candidate for foster care,” for the state of Connecticut which will be the eligible population(s) of children that maximizes the greatest level of federal reimbursement that maintains children in the least restrictive environment


  • Broad vs. Narrow
  • Potential fiscal impact to other state systems

Member Characteristics:

  • Extensive child welfare and/or children’s behavioral health experience
  • Understanding of child welfare and/or Medicaid
  • Practice experts

Deliverable:  Tangible document containing the written definition of candidacy specifying the eligible population(s) in which Family First funding is to benefit




PowerPoint Presentations: