Child Welfare Outcomes 2003: Annual Report

Publication Date: August 10, 2006

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 2003: Annual Report to Congress

Summary

Chapter 1: Introduction

The Report to Congress and the Child and Family Services Review

Organization of the Report to Congress

Chapter 2: Achieving Safety-related Outcomes

State Performance in 2003 on the Safety-related Outcome Measures

Change in State Performance from 2000 to 2003 on the Safety-related Outcome Measures

Chapter 3: Achieving Permanency-related Outcomes for Children in Foster Care

State Performance in 2003 on Permanency-related Outcome Measures

Change in State Performance from 2000 to 2003 on the Permanency-related Outcome Measures

Relationships between State Performance on Permanency-related Outcome Measures and the Number and Characteristics of State Foster Care Populations

Chapter 4: Achieving Outcomes Related to Placement Stability and Appropriate Placements for Young Children in Foster Care

State Performance in 2003 in Achieving Outcomes Related to Placement Stability and Appropriate Placements for Young Children

Change in State Performance from 2000 to 2003 in Placement Stability and Appropriate Placements for Young Children

Chapter 5: State Performance on the Seven National Child Welfare Outcomes

Summary of State Performance in 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003

Key Findings Regarding Keeping Children Safe

Achieving Permanency for Children in Foster Care

Achieving Stable Placements and Appropriate Placements for Young Children

Summary

Chapter 6: State Data Pages

Appendix A: Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-89), Section 203A

Appendix B: Child Welfare Outcomes and Measures

Appendix C: Child Welfare Outcomes: Data Sources and Elements

Appendix D: Children's Bureau Training and Technical Assistance Network

Appendix E: Outcomes and Systemic Factors Assessed through the Child and Family Services Review

Appendix F: Information Memorandum: National Standards for the Child and Family Services Review

Appendix G: Highlights of Child Maltreatment 2003

Appendix H: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Report: FY 2003

Child Welfare Outcome 2003 Report Cover

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