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Foster care privatization demonstration pilot project.
F.S. 39.817

Foster care privatization demonstration pilot project.

A pilot project shall be established through The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida to contract with a private entity for a foster care privatization demonstration project. No more then 30 children with a goal of family reunification shall be accepted into the program on a no-eject-or-reject basis as identified by the department. Sibling groups shall be kept together in one placement in their own communities. Foster care parents shall be paid employees of the program. The program shall provide for public/private partnerships, community collaboration, counseling, and medical and legal assistance, as needed. For purposes of identifying measurable outcomes, the pilot project shall be located in a department district with an integrated district management which was selected as a family transition program site, has a population of less than 500,000, has a total caseload of no more than 400, with and without board payment, and has a total foster care caseload of no more than 250.


s. 99, ch. 98-403.