Quality Improvement Centers
CB funds three National Quality Improvement Centers that generate and disseminate research and knowledge in specific focus areas with the goal of helping agencies, managers, workers, and other child welfare professionals with service delivery.
- National Quality Improvement Center on Differential Response in Child Protective Services - Generates knowledge on effective practice models of differential response in child protective systems and supports the infrastructure at state and local levels to improve outcomes for children and families referred for suspected maltreatment.
- National Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood - Generates and disseminates robust evidence and new knowledge about program and systems strategies that contribute to child maltreatment prevention and optimal child development.
- National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in the Child Welfare System - Collects, develops, and communicates knowledge on child representation that presents the strengths and weaknesses of methods of representing children, promotes consensus on the role of the child's legal representative, and provides an analysis of how legal representation for the child might best be delivered.