Goals & Outcomes

The following goals & expected outcomes drive the YCPRT program:



  • Expedite legal permanency for the child
  • Stimulate thinking and learning about ways to accelerate permanency
  • Identify and address systemic barriers to timely permanency


Through implementing the YCPRT model in Ohio all of these partners expect to see improvements: in the short term, less restrictive living environments for the children, and in the long term, more children moving to permanency before they age out of the system.

YCPRTs support the ongoing philosophical shift in Ohio to ensure that every child attains permanent connections - whether it be successful reunification with a birth family, permanent placement with kin, or adoption - before having to emancipate. The emphasis on instilling the values of permanency not just in agency staff but also in judicial partners, providers, and foster caregivers is designed to bring together multiple systems in support of permanency for Ohio youth.