Using Child Welfare Administrative Data in the Permanency Innovations Initiative Evaluation

Publication Date: May 5, 2016

Introduction

This brief discusses the use of administrative data in the Permanency Innovations Initiative evaluation. The brief begins by defining administrative data and providing information about the most commonly used child welfare administrative datasets. It then outlines several of the challenges associated with using administrative data and concludes by highlighting the ways in which the PII evaluation uses administrative data.

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