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Our mission is to assist States, Tribes, and Territories in developing and implementing comprehensive, multi-faceted diligent recruitment programs in order to achieve improved outcomes, including permanency and placement stability for children and youth in foster care. We provide free technical assistance, publications, and other support to help you recruit, support and develop foster, adoptive and kinship families.

We Can Help You
  • Build data-driven recruitment and retention plans
  • Develop and implement comprehensive diligent recruitment plans and programs
  • Improve retention of foster, adoptive, and kinship families
  • Learn about effective recruitment and retention practices from your peers
  • Partner with community stakeholders to strengthen your recruitment and retention efforts

News and Announcements

NRCDR Webinar on Data-driven Diligent Recruitment

This webinar will provide strategies for advancing cross-unit collaboration and prioritizing data needed to strengthen your system’s use of data. Child welfare program staff and data/IT staff are encouraged to attend. This one-hour webinar will be held on Wednesday, February 25, 3:00 p.m. EST.

January E-Notes: Strengthening your data-driven approach to recruitment

This month's newsletter provides links to tools you can use in your diligent recruitment efforts and shares new NRCDR resources developed to help build your capacity to use data effectively.

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White House announces new steps to support foster youth

Building financial security, creating pathways to employment, and supporting educational success for foster youth are among the goals of initiatives recently announced by the White House.

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