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ACF OPRE News Vol. 5 Issue 8 - May 4, 2017

Evaluation of Subsidized Employment for Disconnected Youth in NYC & New Reports from a Grantee
May 4, 2017

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OPRE’s Fathers and Continuous Learning project has published a brief on the unexpected challenges teams participating in the project's Breakthrough Series Collaborative faced during COVID-19, and their innovative adaptations to allow the work to continue.

Share information about findings, measures, and data sources from your research and program evaluations examining hearing quality and judicial decision-making in child welfare cases. The information you share will inform the Understanding Judicial Decision-Making and Hearing Quality in Child Welfare project funded by the...

In September 2013, the Children’s Bureau awarded 18 grantees two-year planning grants to develop a comprehensive service model to prevent homelessness among youth and young adults with child welfare involvement...

Policymakers are increasingly interested in using administrative data to address policy-relevant research questions. While researchers generally prefer individual-level administrative data in order to provide maximum flexibility to their analyses, it can be both difficult and costly to obtain. When individual-level data are not available or are too difficult or costly, aggregate administrative data can address many policy-relevant research questions...

Youth transitioning out of foster care and into adulthood need many supports to navigate the challenges they face. Over the past three decades, federal child welfare policy has significantly increased the availability of those supports. In 1999, the Foster Care Independence Act amended Title IV-E of the Social Security Act to create the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (the Chafee Program). This amendment doubled the maximum amount of funds potentially available to states for...

This report describes the research and evaluation activities undertaken by our Division of Child and Family Development in FY2018. Brief project descriptions provide an overview of the range of projects conducted by the Division during the year in early childhood research, child care, Head Start and Early Head Start, child welfare, human trafficking, and cultural diversity.

For many decades, child welfare agencies—with few exceptions—only served children. State responsibility for the safety and well-being of children in foster care ended at age 18 (or 19, at the state’s discretion, in the case of youth completing high school). But in the past 10 years, many states have extended foster care eligibility to age 21, and some provide supportive services through age 23...

Continuous quality improvement (CQI) is a process for enhancing the operation and performance of a program or practice through regularly collecting and analyzing data and identifying and testing change strategies. In this brief, local evaluators working with two agencies, Alameda County, California, and the Colorado Department of Human Services, describe how their teams used CQI to learn from the initial implementation of model interventions designed to prevent homelessness among youth...

This report describes the research and evaluation activities undertaken by our Division of Child and Family Development in 2019. Brief project descriptions provide an overview of the range of projects conducted by the Division during the year in early childhood research, child care, Head Start and Early Head Start, child welfare, human trafficking, and cultural diversity.