In a letter effective July 21, 2023, CYFD Acting Cabinet Secretary Teresa Casados has committed CYFD to keeping all benefits received on behalf of children in state custody to be kept in trust. Previously, these funds were used to pay for foster care maintenance and/or child incidental payments. This change marks a movement toward transparency and stewardship between CYFD and the commununity it serves. Thank you, Interim Secretary Casados and General Counsel Julie Sakura, for this important step toward progress! Click here to review the letter.