Family and Me (FAM) 2.0: A New Model of Foster Care for Youth Impacted by Commercial Sexual Exploitation in San Francisco (Evaluation 2)

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Michaela Austin, Ana Linares Montoya, Cassie Walter
Publication Date
April 12, 2024
Publication Type
Health and Human Rights Program, Public Health


This report summarizes evaluation activities and findings from the second evaluation period (July to December 2023) of the Family and Me (FAM) 2.0 pilot. FAM is an innovative family-based foster care model designed to serve youth who have experienced or are at risk of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) in San Francisco, California, and who are currently involved in the child welfare or probation systems. The findings outlined in this report are based on in-depth interviews with 10 direct and indirect service providers and 3 caregivers participating in the FAM pilot. These interviews were conducted to gain a better understanding of FAM’s strengths, challenges, and possibilities. This report is the second in a series of four FAM evaluation reports with the purpose of offering recommendations to adapt and improve FAM throughout pilot implementation. It is hoped that, when completed, the series will contribute to addressing gaps in the existing literature on the effectiveness of interventions to address CSE among youth and further develop a foundation of evidence-based practice.