Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII) Project Resources
The federal Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII) is a multi-site federal demonstration project designed to improve permanency outcomes among foster care children who have the most serious barriers to permanency. This 5-year, $100 million initiative includes six grantees, each with a unique intervention designed to help a specific subgroup of children leave foster care in fewer than three years.
PII aims to:
- Implement innovative intervention strategies, informed by the relevant literature to reduce long-term foster care stays and improve child outcomes.
- Use an implementation science framework enhanced by child welfare expertise to guide technical assistance activities.
- Rigorously evaluate the validity of research-informed innovations and adapted evidence-based interventions in reducing long-term foster care.
- Build an evidence base and disseminate findings to build knowledge in the child welfare field.
The project is distinguished by its provisions for rigorous evaluation, purposeful application of implementation science, and coordinated dissemination of findings.
PII Grantees and Contractors
This large-scale project has multiple stakeholders and includes six grantees each using a unique approach to address permanency.
- California Partners for Permanency (CAPP)
- Fostering Readiness and Permanency Project (FRP)
Illinois Trauma Focus Model for Reducing Long-Term Foster Care
- Project Overview (Illinois)
- Target Population Summary
- THEORY OF CHANGE: Illinois Trauma Focus Model for Reducing Long-term Foster Care
- What is PII? What is Target?
- Illinois Department of Children and Family Services' Trauma Affect Regulation Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET) – A Youth’s Story
- Kansas Intensive Permanency Project (KIPP)
- Nevada Initiative to Reduce Long-Term Foster Care
- Recognize Intervene Support Empower (RISE)
PII tests grantee programs and is building the child welfare evidence base by integrating evaluation research and implementation science through two teams of contractors.
- PII - Evaluation Team (PII-ET)
- PII - Training and Technical Assistance Project (PII-TTAP)
PII grantees, contractors, and federal partners have worked together to prepare and present a variety of resources intended to share information about the project.
- Case Study Permanency Innovations Initiative
- PII Approach: Building Implementation and Evaluation Capacity in Child Welfare
- Data Mining Strategies to Refine Target Populations and Inform Intervention Selection – Sharing Experiences from the Permanency Innovations Initiative
- Exploring Case and Service Characteristics of Children in Long-Term Foster Care to Guide Organizational Decision Making for Implementing Practice and System Reforms
- Measuring the Implementation of Social Work Interventions: Options and Examples
- California Presentation on Strategies for Reducing Long-Term Foster Care Population