Federal Reviews and Plans
This site includes information on Georgia's child welfare plans, annual reports, federal reviews, state assessments, related resources, and the safety response system being piloted in Georgia.
Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP)
The Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) is a strategic plan that sets forth a State’s or Tribe’s vision and goals to strengthen its child welfare system. It outlines initiatives and activities that the State or Tribe will carry out over the next 5 years to administer and integrate programs and services to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families.
Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR)
The APSR provides annual updates on the progress made toward accomplishing the goals and objectives in the CFSP. Completion of the APSR satisfies the federal regulations by providing updates on a state's annual progress for the previous fiscal year and planned activities for the upcoming fiscal year.
Child and Family Services Review (CFSR)
The Children's Bureau conducts the CFSRs, which are periodic reviews of state child welfare systems, to achieve three goals:
- Ensure conformity with federal child welfare requirements
- Determine what is actually happening to children and families as they are engaged in child welfare services
- Assist states in helping children and families achieve positive outcomes
After a CFSR is completed, states develop a Program Improvement Plan (PIP) to address areas in their child welfare services that need improvement.