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Changing Course: Improving Outcomes for African-American Males Involved With Child Welfare Systems

March 1, 2014

This paper draws attention to African-American boys and young men who are involved with the nation's child welfare systems and identifies policies and practices that can help to improve their experiences and outcomes.

Counting Is Not Enough: Investing in Qualitative Case Reviews for Practice Improvement in Child Welfare

August 18, 2011

Outlines the value of quality case service reviews in child welfare systems, requirements for building and sustaining a robust process and adapting it under limited state budgets, and recommendations for jurisdictions, initiators, and national leadership.

Intentions and Results: A Look Back at the Adoption and Safe Families Act

December 1, 2009

Compiles papers and policy briefs examining the intended and unintended consequences for children, families, and the child welfare system of the 1997 law to prioritize child safety in case decision making and connect children to permanent families.