Glossary


Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) search for term

Signed into law November 1997, ASFA was designed to improve the safety of children, to promote adoption and other permanent homes for children who need them, and to support families. The law requires CPS agencies to provide more timely and focused assessment and intervention services to the children and families that are served within the CPS system.

See also: child protective services (CPS)