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Title: Processing and Outcomes of Child Abuse and Neglect Cases in Three Sites
Author(s): Frances Gragg; Roberta Cronin; Dana Schultz
Corporate Author: Westat
United States of America
Date Published: March 2005
Page Count: 217
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Rockville, MD 20850
Grant Number: 97-MU-MU-005
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Utilizing case tracking, this federally supported draft report examines the processing and outcomes of child abuse and neglect cases in three of the Safe Kids/Safe Streets (SK/SS) communities, specifically, how the cases were handled, the types of service referrals and services received, and case dispositions.
Abstract: The Safe Kids/Safe Streets (SK/SS) Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention was designed to reduce child maltreatment in five demonstration sites through comprehensive, multifaceted strategies involving a wide array of community partners. This draft report examined the processing and outcomes for children and families of child abuse and neglect cases in three of the five project sites which included: Burlington, VT; Huntsville, AL; and Kansas City, MO. Using case tracking, details were collected on agency involvement with a case for a sample of cases across multiple agencies. In each of the three sites, service referrals and delivery, case processing, and outcomes for children in families were examined. The objective was to identify outcomes for children and families. The majority of children in all three sites had achieved permanency by the time the data were collected. There were indications that families were getting services earlier in the court process and reaching permanency more quickly. The efforts of the SK/SS project, working closely in partnership with the family court, played a key role in these changes. Findings are presented for each project followed by recommendations or lessons learned in the case tracking approach to reduce child abuse and neglect and improve aspects of child and family well-being. Tables and appendixes A-C
Main Term(s): Juvenile dependency and neglect
Index Term(s): Alabama; Case processing; Caseload management; Child abuse; Child abuse and neglect hearings; Child placement services; Child victims; Child welfare; Missouri; OJJDP grant-related documents; Vermont
Note: For additional information see NCJ-210269-273 and NCJ-210275-280.
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