The legislation went into effect in 1997. It established a new wraparound services program for children in foster care. It permitted counties to develop these programs using state and county funding through the federal Aid to Families with Dependent Children -Foster Care funding. Counties can use the funding for planning and community-based service delivery instead of placing children/youth in high-level group homes. The goal is to return children in group homes to community placements, and to prevent future placements. Wraparound services can also be used for children eligible for adoption assistance payments . . .