Research, Data & Technology
The Children’s Bureau funds and manages research, data, and technology initiatives to help improve child and family outcomes throughout the United States. These initiatives allow for the collection of vital local, state, and national data and support the implementation and study of innovations in the field.
The Children’s Bureau supports the development of state and tribal child welfare reporting systems to enable the collection and analysis of important information about children and families, as well as improve case practice and management.
The Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) is a federally funded, yet voluntary, case management system for states. A tribe also may develop a similar system, referred to as a Tribal Automated Child Welfare Information System (TACWIS).
Using information collected through various monitoring and reporting systems, the Children's Bureau analyzes and reports data on a variety of topics, including adoption, foster care, and child abuse and neglect
The Children’s Bureau funds research in collaboration with other organizations.