Prevention Services Workgroup


The Prevention Services Workgroup (PSW) is charged with informing DFCS’s vision and plan for a statewide expansion and alignment of services that can safely prevent children and youth from entering foster care.

The group will proactively obtain and draw on a strong understanding of data on children and families within the population Georgia is targeting under the Family First Act, the results of Georgia’s preventive services array survey, input from experts and insights from local and statewide prevention leaders. Based on this information, the group will form recommendations for an aligned Family First Act preventive services array.


Workgroup membership is open to all interested providers and will also include DFCS staff and representatives from sister agencies. Each provider is limited to one registration per agency.


The Prevention Services Workgroup will meet online six times from the end of March through the end of June 2021. The first group meeting will be Friday, March 26th, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. After you register, we will send a calendar invitation for the entire series of six meetings.

Each meeting will be approximately 90 minutes. Materials from each group meeting will be added to this page following that meeting’s conclusion.


Registration closed March 19th, 2021.


  • Friday, March 26th, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • Friday, April 16th, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

  • Friday, April 30th, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

  • Friday, May 14th, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

  • Friday, May 28th, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

  • Friday, June 11th, 1:00-2:30 p.m.


In addition to the Prevention Services Workgroup, DFCS will be convening several focus groups of youth and families with lived experience of DFCS involvement to inform service selection.