Program FAQs


What are Permanency Roundtables (YCPRTs)?

YCPRTs put youthat the center of a series of important meetings designed to lead to lifelong connections with the goal of achieving legal permanency. Young people aged 12 years and older who have been in PCSA custody for 12 months or longer are eligible. Meetings continue until the youth achieves relational and legal permanency. YCPRT meetings are designed for the youth to voice their permanency desires in a safe, structured, non-blaming environment. The YCPRT goal is to Pioneer a youth-led path to permanency.

What are the of a Youth Centered Permanency Roundtable?

The goal of the Permanency Roundtable is to:

  • Stimulate thinking and learning about new ways to accelerate permanency and identify
  • Address systemic barriers to timely permanency
  • Expedite legal permanency for the youth

What are the of the YCPRT program model for the youth served?

The YCPRT provides an ongoing opportunity for the team to develop lifelong connections for the youth on the path toward legal permanency. As a result , not only is the youth voice the driving factor, but YCPRT also requires active participation from the youth support in all permanency-planning efforts.

What is in the YCPRT program?

Kinnect assists with the process of exploring, planning for and implementing the YCPRT Program. Kinnect staff guide agency representatives with training, coaching, and support. Additionally, through our new Statewide Facilitator model, selected counties can work with a Kinnect facilitator who plans and executes the meetings. YCPRT is part of Kinnect’s mission to develop partnerships that transform beliefs, values, and actions to achieve permanency for all children in the foster care system in the shortest time possible.