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National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts???

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The purpose of this 2-year study was to describe the current status of the Child Protective Services (CPS) system in the United States and reform efforts underway around the nation to improve its operation. The study focused on the following areas:

There were five main components of the National Study. The first component was a review of reforms and new directions discussed in the literature. The second component was an analysis of child protective services policies in all 50 States and the District of Columbia, focusing on organizational and administrative structures and the main child protective services functions. The third component was a written survey of 300 randomly selected counties that examined the functions and operational practices that agencies were conducting. The fourth component consisted of site visits to eight local child protective services agencies. The purpose of the site visits was to discuss in greater detail the types of reforms that had been implemented in the local agencies. The fifth component was an Invitational Symposium to which key stakeholders were invited to discuss critical issues.

The following reports are available from this study:


How to Obtain Printed Copies

To obtain a printed copy of these reports, contact the:

Child Welfare Information Gateway
1250 Maryland Avenue, SW
Eighth Floor
Washington DC 20024


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Home Pages:
Human Services Policy (HSP)
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Last update:  06/05/07


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