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WHAT IS OUT-OF-HOME CARE?


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What is Out-of-Home Care?

The DHS, Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), Office of Provider Management (OPM) is charged with ensuring prevention, protection, and placement of children and adolescents in out-of-home care in the state of Georgia. It is OPM's goal to ensure that all children in state care have the services they need in order to thrive.

With that mission and goal in mind, OPM is responsible for the administration of the Out-of-Home Care Program which includes:

  • Room, Board and Watchful Oversight (RBWO) of placements, including emergency placements
  • Specialized Foster Care (SFC)
  • Intensive Community Support Program (ICSP)
  • Provider Enrollment for RBWO and ICSP
  • GA+SCORE - the state's online scoring tool for providers' performance-based contracting

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