Judicial Decision-Making & Hearing Quality in Child Welfare: In Search of Research and Evaluation Findings, Measures, and Data Sources

December 4, 2018
Abuse, Neglect, Adoption & Foster Care
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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 Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in partnership with the Children’s Bureau.

This project will examine judicial decision-making during the life of a child welfare case as well as the quality of child welfare court proceedings, the factors associated with decision-making and hearing quality, and the influence that decision-making and hearing quality may have on case planning and child and family outcomes.

We invite you to share your relevant work.

Examples include:

  • Summaries of findings from across your research and program evaluations;
  • Research reports or studies, including manuscripts under review;
  • Measures and instruments; and
  • Local-level datasets that may be available for secondary data analysis

Submitted materials may be referenced in publically available documents developed during the course of the project.

Please send all materials or inquires, along with your contact information, to cwhearingquality@acf.hhs.gov by January 31, 2019.

Last Reviewed: December 7, 2018