Child Welfare Outcomes 2002-2005: Report to Congress

Publication Date: May 22, 2008

Introduction

This report to Congress provides information on the performance of states in seven outcome categories and also includes data on contextual factors and findings of analyses conducted across states.

Table of Contents
 

Executive Summary

Child Welfare Outcomes 2002–2005: Report to Congress

Summary

Introduction

Outcome Measures

Context Data in the Child Welfare Outcomes Report

Data Analyses in the Child Welfare Outcomes Report

Organization of the Child Welfare Outcomes Report

Chapter 1: Keeping Children Safe

The Number and Characteristics of Child Victims

Incidence of Maltreatment Recurrence and Maltreatment of Children in Foster Care

Changes in Performance on Measures of Maltreatment Recurrence and Maltreatment of Children in Foster Care

Summary of Findings Regarding Keeping Children Safe

Chapter 2: Finding Permanent Homes for Foster Children

The Number and Characteristics of Children in Foster Care

Achieving Permanency for Children in Foster Care

Change in State Performance with Regard to Achieving Permanency

Summary of Findings Regarding Achieving Permanency for Children in Foster Care

Chapter 3: Timeliness of Reunifications and Adoptions for Foster Children

Timeliness of Reunifications

Changes in State Performance with Regard to Achieving Timely Reunifications

Timeliness of Adoptions

Change in Performance with Regard to Timeliness of Adoptions

Summary of Findings Regarding Achieving Reunifications and Adoptions in a Timely Manner

Chapter 4: Achieving Stable and Appropriate Placement Settings in Foster Care

Change in State Performance from 2002 to 2005

Summary of Findings

Chapter 5: State Performance Relevant to the Seven National Child Welfare Outcomes

            Viewing the State Data Pages

Appendix A: Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-89)

Appendix B: Child Welfare Outcomes and Measures

Appendix C: Child Welfare Outcomes: Data Sources and Elements (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)

Appendix D: Highlights from Child Maltreatment 2005

Appendix E: The AFCARS Report

Child Welfare Outcome 2002-2005 Report Cover

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