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Children's Bureau-Funded Child Welfare Reviews Project

Published: July 3, 2012
Categories:
Monitoring
Topics:
Child and Family Services Reviews, Child Welfare
Tags:
, General Information and Overview of the CFSR Process

Children's Bureau-Funded Child Welfare Reviews Project - The Children's Bureau funds the Child Welfare Reviews Project, which provides support to the Children's Bureau in administering child welfare reviews. The three components of the project are:

  • Support for the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs)
  • State Team Training
  • Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility Reviews

The Support for the CFSRs component assists the Children's Bureau in administering the reviews. Responsibilities include designing and implementing an automated review system; recruiting consultants for the CFSRs; designing and conducting trainings for consultant reviewers, Consultant Co-Local Site Leaders, and cross-State participants; supporting the Children's Bureau in planning and facilitating the reviews; and assisting the Children's Bureau Central and Regional Offices in tracking the status and outcomes of the reviews.

This project component also works with the Central and Regional Offices to assist with all other aspects of CFSR implementation. Primary efforts include CFSR onsite review preparatory activities, direct support for CFSR Unit State Team Leaders, and consultation with States on developing Program Improvement Plans. Other project responsibilities include analyzing CFSR findings, producing Final Reports, monitoring Program Improvement Plans, and partnering with States to identify technical assistance needs and craft appropriate technical assistance. Inquiries regarding the project and consultant reviewer applications should be directed to:

Child Welfare Reviews Project
JBS International, Inc.
5515 Security Lane, Suite 800
North Bethesda, MD 20852-5007
(301)495.1080
Email: cw@jbsinternational.com

The State Team Training component trains State agency staff on the CFSRs on behalf of the Children’s Bureau. All State Review Team members who will be serving on the onsite review portion of the CFSRs are required to participate in a training on the CFSR process. The component conducts these trainings for State Review Team members approximately 2 weeks before each State’s onsite review. Inquiries regarding the State Team Training component should be directed to the following:

Child Welfare Reviews Project
Attn: State Team Training
JBS International, Inc.
5515 Security Lane, Suite 800
North Bethesda, MD 20852-5007
(301)495.1080
Email: cw@jbsinternational.com

The Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility Reviews component assists the Children's Bureau in administering the title IV-E foster care eligibility reviews (IV-E reviews). Responsibilities include recruiting and training peer reviewers for the IV-E reviews, supporting the Children's Bureau Regional Office staff in planning the reviews, providing support to the Children's Bureau Central and Regional Office staff on post-review followup, and preparing reports on topics related to the reviews. Inquiries regarding the IV-E reviews and peer reviewer applications should be directed to the IV-E Reviews component at:

Child Welfare Reviews Project
Attn: IV-E Reviews
JBS International, Inc
5515 Security Lane, Suite 800
North Bethesda, MD 20852-5007
(301)495.1080
Email: cw-mail@jbsinternational.com