About Family Preservation
The Children and Families Commission's (CFC) Family Preservation Action Team (FPAT), brings together DHS, law enforcement, non-profits, the faith community and other key community leaders.
Family Preservation and Support Action Team works collaboratively to address the needs of, and provide support to, at risk families. The team is safely reducing the number of children entering foster care, and supporting youth transitioning out of care. In the context of carefully forged, trusting relationships, FPAT scrutinizes the child welfare system and the community as a whole to find ways to abate our child welfare crisis. FPAT prompts policy changes, mobilizes the community, aligns systems, plus develops and secures new resources.
To unite family preservation partners who are committed to addressing the needs of at-risk families.
To safely reduce the number of children in foster care in Marion County.
1. Safely reduce the number of children in foster care.
2. Increase relative placements.
3. Reduce the number of children entering care.
4. Increase Foster Care Exits.
5. Maintain or reduce current child abuse, neglect and trauma recurrence rate.
For more information, contact Melinda Hautala 503-589-3276 or at
FPAT Meeting Information