Family and Me (FAM) 2.0: A New Model of Foster Care for Youth Impacted by Commercial Sexual Exploitation in San Francisco (Evaluation 1)

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Julie Freccero, Michaela Austin, Audrey Taylor, Ana Linares Montoya
Publication Date
September 13, 2023
Publication Type
Health and Human Rights Program, Public Health


This report summarizes evaluation activities and findings for the Family and Me (FAM) 2.0 pilot during the first evaluation period of January – June 2023. FAM is a 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 qualitative interviews with 12 direct and indirect service providers participating in the FAM pilot. These interviews were conducted to gain a better understanding of FAM’s strengths, challenges, hopes, and goals for the pilot. This report is the first in a series of 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 help to build a foundation of evidence-based practice.