Concurrent Planning

A process of working towards one legal permanency goal (typically reunification) while at the same time establishing and implementing an alternative permanency goal and plan so children and older youth can more quickly move to a safe and stable permanent family in case the primary goal cannot be accomplished promptly (Permanency Roundtable Project, 2010).    It involves a mix of meaningful family engagement, targeted case practice and legal strategies aimed at achieving timely permanency, while at the same time establishing and actively working a concurrent permanency plan. It is not a fast track to adoption, but to permanency.

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