QRTP Training for Judges & Attorneys

This discussion will explore the requirements associated with Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) placement of a foster child, a new caregiver type that you will see starting 10/1/21.  To reduce the use of congregate or residential group care for foster children, the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) limits federal reimbursement for congregate care to QRTP caregivers.  Required to be licensed and accredited and using a trauma informed model, a QRTP stresses the involvement of family in treatment and discharge planning and follow-up.  In this presentation, you’ll learn about the federal QRTP requirements as well as the new Rule 335, Qualified Residential Treatment Program: Judicial Review , that instructs on the timelines and process of the Court’s review and findings regarding QRTP placement.  Faculty will explore how QRTP fits into the array of caregiver options and some of the requirements needed to become a QRTP.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about QRTP.

This virtual training will be facilitated by

  • Ms. Randi Alexander, JD, Department of Child Safety, General Counsel
  • Mr. William Owsley, JD, Maricopa County Office of the Legal Advocate
  • Mr. Carey Turner, JD, Attorney General’s Office, Special Counsel, Protective Services Section

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