Permanency easy to identify in kids who lack it, child welfare experts say

JRI is proud to be part of the Massachusetts Permanency Practice Alliance. 

Permanency is the thought that there should be a specific goal -- like adoption or family reunification -- and a plan to reach it for every child placed into foster care “to ensure they have a loving, supportive adult to guide them through childhood,” according to the Massachusetts Permanency Practice Alliance.

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Rachel has been a part of the JRI team since January, 2000. For over 20 years, Rachel has been working in the field of human services assisting families with accessing and navigating services. Rachel received her Bachelors degree in psychology and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. She was promoted in July 2005 to Family Networks Program Director where she closely worked with the Department of Children Families for 10 years ensuring that children and families received the highest quality of individualized services ranging from community based through residential care. Rachel is very dedicated to helping the individuals she works with and is committed to improving the lives of children and families. Rachel’s passion for creative service programming inspires her in her role as JRI Service Navigator.