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Prep older children in the household for background checks

The Play

Actively track when a 17-year-old household member of a foster family is going to turn 18 and initiate the background check process before his or her 18th birthday. (Adjust dates accordingly if your state requires checks for household members at a younger age, like 16.)

Who Can Do This?: Anyone
Cost: Free
Timeframe: Immediate
Difficulty: Easy

The Problem It Solves

Members of foster families are required to undergo a background check as soon as they turn 18. It is often challenging for states and counties to complete the background check within the required timeframe after a child in the home turns 18 and becomes a legal adult, and this check is often late.

How To Do This

Outcomes Data

We are still collecting concrete data, but we believe that this will:

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