Study of Coordination of Tribal TANF and Child Welfare Services: Interim Findings Report

Published: September 30, 2015
Topics:
Abuse, Neglect, Adoption & Foster Care, Cross Cutting, Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment
Projects:
Study of Coordination of Tribal TANF and Child Welfare Services Grants, 2011-2016 | Learn more about this project
Types:
Reports

Fourteen tribes and tribal organizations received demonstration grants from the Office of Family Assistance for Coordination of Tribal TANF and Child Welfare Services to Tribal Families in 2011. The purposes of these grants were to provide innovative and contextually relevant approaches to coordinating services between welfare and child welfare systems. The grantees were expected to provide one or more of the following services: (1) improved case management; (2) supportive services and assistance to tribal children in out-of-home placements; and (3) prevention services and assistance to tribal families at risk of child abuse and neglect. This report summarizes grantees’ midterm experiences with direct services and inter-agency coordination gleaned from interviews, observations, and document reviews.

Last Reviewed: April 29, 2019