National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts. Findings on Local CPS Practices. Background and Acknowledgements

05/01/2003

This report is a component of the National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts , which was conducted by Walter R. McDonald & Associates, Inc. (WRMA), in collaboration with the American Humane Association, KRA Corporation, and Westat, Inc., under contract number HHS-100-00-0017.

The authors of the report were Carol Bruce of Westat, Inc.; John Fluke of WRMA; Andrea Sedlak, and Dana Schultz of Westat, Inc.; and Ying-Ying Yuan of WRMA. Madonna Aveni and Laurie Maguire of WRMA provided technical support. Patrick Boxall and Robyn West of KRA Corporation led the data collection effort. Sampling design and statistical consultation was provided by Hyunshik Lee of Westat, Inc.

The authors wish to thank the local agencies and their staff for their contribution of time and effort to this survey.

For further information, contact the National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts Federal Project Officers at the following addresses: 

Laura Radel, M.P.P.
Senior Social Science Analyst
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 450-G
Washington, DC 20201
202-690-5938
laura.radel@hhs.gov
Catherine Nolan, M.S.W.
Director, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect
Children's Bureau
Administration on Children, Youth and Families
Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
330 C Street, SW, Room 2419
Washington, DC 20447
202-560-5140
cnolan@acf.hhs.gov

This publication also is available on the Internet at http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/cps-status03.

Material contained in this publication is in the public domain and may be reproduced, fully or partially, without permission of the Federal Government. The courtesy of attribution is requested. The recommended citation follows:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families/Children's Bureau and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. [HHS/ACF and OASPE] National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts: Findings on Local CPS Practices. (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003).