In this brief, local evaluators working with two Youth at Risk of Homeless grantees, Alameda County, California, and the Colorado Department of Human Services, describe how their teams used continuous quality improvement (CQI) to learn from the initial implementation of their model interventions and refine them.
This document draws on data from several different sources to explore the experiences of Louisiana foster parents. The primary goal is to identify areas in which foster parents need additional training and support. A brief demographic profile of the foster parents who were interviewed or surveyed is included, as is a brief overview of their experiences as foster parents. This Read More
The evaluation of the New York City Child Permanency Mediation Program was intended to provide information to help to answer the question, “Does mediation work?” There is, of course, no single measure of whether mediation, or any program, “works.” Therefore, the evaluation considered a variety of possible outcomes to answer the questions: “Is mediation helpful to parties?” and “Is mediation helpful Read More
The Caddo Parish Family Drug Court has now been in operation for nearly five years. This fact seemed to argue for a reflection on the accomplishment of the program thus far, and consideration about the possible future for family drug courts in Louisiana. In conjunction with the Louisiana Supreme Court and the Caddo Parish Family Drug Court, a Read More
What child support agencies share in common with child welfare and TANF agencies are children. Not simply children in the abstract, but often the very same children from the very same families. Typically, poor families. When child support operates entirely independently of child welfare and TANF, the end result can be poorer outcomes for families. Vital information known to one agency Read More
The Family Court Pilot Program of the 17th Judicial District was designed to “create an environment where agencies and individuals work together to improve the delivery of services to families who need them.” The Family Court Model attempts to remedy the problems inherent in fragmented hearings by ensuring that multiple cases involving the same family are heard by the same Read More