Core Dataset Project: Child Welfare Service Histories. Conclusion


The biggest limitation in studying the sequences of services that children experience is how the data is collected by state agencies. The process that we have gone through in this study is not possible to accomplish in every state. However, the Federal government has given the states an opportunity and resources to address this issue through the State Automated Child Welfare Information System initiative. One of the areas the Federal government addresses in SACWIS is linking the two child welfare system domains.

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