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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.

This brief describes qualitative findings from interviews with nine youth who are participating in the RISE (Recognize Intervene Support Empower) Care Coordination Team Intervention. The Los Angeles LGBT Center, one of the six grantees in the Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII), is implementing the RISE initiative in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and more than 20 community and foster care agencies. The RISE Initiative...

This brief outlines the approach that the Permanency Innovations Initiative Evaluation Team (PII-ET) is utilizing to carry out rigorous evaluations to examine the implementation and effectiveness of the PII interventions. The brief describes the overall evaluation approach, including an explanation of the evaluation framework and a description of both pre-evaluation and evaluation activities. PII is a multi-site demonstration project of the Children’s Bureau designed to reduce...

The PII Approach integrates the tenets of implementation science and program evaluation into a coordinated framework to support and evaluate this initiative. This report describes this collaborative approach to implementation and evaluation that is currently underway...