The Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse was established by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct an objective and transparent review of research on programs and services intended to provide enhanced support to children and families and prevent foster care placements.
The Prevention Services Clearinghouse, developed in accordance with the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) as codified in Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, rates programs and services as well-supported, supported, promising, or does not currently meet criteria.
Want to recommend a program or service for review? The Clearinghouse’s annual public call for recommendations is open. Learn more here.
As of November 2023, the Prevention Services Clearinghouse has reviewed 160 programs and services; 79 of these have been rated as promising, supported, or well-supported.
The Clearinghouse will continue to release ratings for programs and services on a rolling basis. To review a working list of the next programs and services planned for systematic review, visit our Programs and Services Planned for Review page.