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Health and Human Services

Youth Residential Placement Task Force

The Youth Residential Placement Task Force existed between 2018 and 2019. The task force made recommendations on how to reduce reliance on youth residential placement, as well as how to improve the safety and quality of placement. Their recommendations spanned three systems, including:

  • Child welfare.
  • Juvenile justice.
  • Psychiatric treatment.

In November 2019, task force members (including City leaders and system stakeholders) released a report with 19 recommendations to accelerate progress already underway. This page hosts annual updates on the City’s work to implement those recommendations.