As someone who has worked in the behavioral health field, I’ve seen firsthand the devastating consequences of youth not receiving adequate or appropriate services. Right now, kids are matched with the right program only 34% of the time. FirstMatch offers a data-focused to solution to finding the right program for kids the very first time they enter care, leading to reduced trauma and more positive outcomes. I truly believe that this platform has the potential to catalyze change throughout the child welfare, juvenile justice and behavioral health systems.
– Joni S. Schwager, Executive Director, Staunton Farm Foundation