ChildNet is the not-for-profit Community-Based Care (CBC) lead agency responsible for the child welfare system in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
MISSION & VISION
ChildNet’s mission is to protect abused, abandoned and neglected children in the communities we serve. Its vision is to lead every child in our care to safety, permanence, and stability.
NETWORK OF SERVICES
As a regional CBC lead agency, ChildNet subcontracts with a network of 27 child welfare service providers in Palm Beach County that offer dependency case management, family preservation, foster and group care, adoption and independent living services to 1,500 Palm Beach County children, young adults and their caregivers. ChildNet also manages the access and purchase of behavioral health and other social services by these clients from a comprehensive network of public and private service providers and practitioners.
In 1996, the Florida Legislature passed legislation to begin the comprehensive redesign and privatization of child welfare. Under the CBC initiative, child protective services are...