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Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII) Project Resources

Published: February 12, 2014
Child Abuse & Neglect, Child Welfare, Foster Care

The Federal Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII) is a 5-year, $100 million, Presidential initiative to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions to reduce the problem of long-term foster care. This project is advancing the field of child welfare by building capacity and contributing to the collective knowledge of evidence-supported interventions.

The PII Approach – PII is distinguished by its integration of implementation science and evaluation research into a comprehensive approach that prepares for and supports systems change, continuous quality improvement, and ongoing evaluation.

PII-Training and Technical Assistance – The Permanency Innovations Initiative Training and Technical Assistance Project (PII-TTAP) supports the grantees by providing training and technical assistance in the development, implementation, and sustainability of innovative and evidence-informed intervention strategies.

PII Evaluation – The PII evaluation, led by the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation and the Evaluation Team (PII-ET), is designed to build the evidence-base in child welfare by engaging child welfare agencies in comprehensive and rigorous evaluation strategies.


This large-scale project has multiple stakeholders and includes six grantees, each using a different intervention to address permanency issues for specific target populations.

California Partners for Permanency (CAPP) – Focused on improving permanency outcomes for African-American and American Indian children in foster care.

Fostering Readiness and Permanency Project (FRP) – Services in select Arizona communities to prepare children and families for permanent placement and bolster the coordination of activities aimed at permanence.

Illinois Trauma Focus Model for Reducing Long-Term Foster Care – An evidence-supported trauma intervention for youth ages 11 to 16 in foster care.

Kansas Intensive Permanency Project (KIPP) – Services for families of children with serious emotional disturbances.

Nevada Initiative to Reduce Long-Term Foster Care – Implementing an evidence-supported intervention to prevent children from entering long-term foster care and improve permanency for children in foster care.

Recognize Intervene Support Empower (RISE) – Focused on permanency for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) children in foster care in Los Angeles.

Last Reviewed: September 25, 2015