VEMAT has become a part of the child welfare vocabulary. It is a result of the federal government requiring Virginia to have a statewide methodology for determine additional care rates in foster and adoptive homes.
Learn about the VEMAT and the most recent changes. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of state staff and one of the FACES' members who served on the VEMAT committee.
Presenter Vernon Simmons is the Foster Care Services Supervisor with the Division of Family Services Permanency Unit at VDSS.