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

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Julie Freccero, Joanna Ortega
Publication Date
May 11, 2021
Publication Type
Health and Human Rights Program, Public Health


This report summarizes evaluation findings from the pre-enrollment phase of the Family and Me (FAM) pilot program, a family-based foster care pilot designed to serve youth who have experienced or are at risk of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) in San Francisco, California, who are currently in the child welfare or probation systems. The pre-enrollment evaluation consists of in-depth qualitative interviews with 16 direct and indirect service providers participating in the FAM program. The goal of these interviews was to gain a better understanding of program strengths, challenges, and lessons learned during the pre-enrollment period of July 2020 – February 2021. The findings from this evaluation will be used to make programmatic improvements and inform future program directions.