Evaluation of Family Preservation and Reunification Programs: Final Report - Volume One. 6.1 Introduction


This section begins with an overview of the characteristics of children and families in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia County. The chapter continues with information on child welfare services in Philadelphia County, a detailed description of Services for Children in their Own Homes (SCOH) and FPS, and a description of the implementation of the evaluation. (60)

Information on population characteristics and child welfare structure and process is presented to provide an understanding of the context in which services were provided, and to identify any changes that occurred during the implementation of the evaluation.

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