Reforming Finance-Financing Reform for Family and Children's Services. What Works Policy Brief.

Mark Friedman
January 1, 2000

Financing reform has two meanings. How do we come up with the money to pay for the reform of family and children’s services? And how do we reform the financing systems which themselves drive and shape these services? Both questions start with the idea that reform is somehow necessary. What is reform? And why bother with this when so many other matters demand our attention? This brief will address these questions and offer some ideas about how to do both things well: financing reform and reforming finance.