A permanency roundtable (PRT) is an intervention designed to facilitate the permanency planning process by identifying realistic solutions to permanency obstacles for youth. Key players (a permanency consultant, a master practitioner, a youth’s case manager and supervisor, etc.) convene to create individual permanency plans.
Preceding the roundtables is an interactive values training session for agency staff focused on issues surrounding permanency, including the importance of individualized permanency planning, the role of effective legal representation, and the value of judicial leadership. The purpose of the evaluations is to document outcomes, to identify components of PRTs associated with positive outcomes, and to provide practice and policy recommendations for achieving permanency for children and youth.