Heartland Rapid Permanency Reviews
What’s working to support successful implementation?
The Florida Department of Children and Families contracts with a lead agency for community based care in each of its 20 judicial circuits. Heartland for Children is the lead agency in Circuit 10 and oversees Case Management Organizations that provide child welfare case management services.
In the fall of 2017, Heartland led the implementation of Rapid Permanency Reviews (RPRs) to expedite permanency for several groups of children who had spent 24 months or more in out-of-home care and had been in their current placement for 6 months or more. This report presents compelling data that supports how successful Heartland was in achieving permanency for youth receiving RPRs. Additionally, it identifies themes that speak to why RPRs were successful.