National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts. Findings on Local CPS Practices. Chapter 9. Conclusions

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The Local Agency Survey (LAS) component of the National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts provided a unique national perspective on CPS agency processes. The survey represented a pioneering effort in the field, as it was the first to gather information from a nationally representative sample of local CPS agencies about different aspects of how the agencies work. Despite a challenging research environment where many CPS agencies were being asked to participate in other concurrent Federally-sponsored initiatives, the study's data collection methodology achieved a high response rate.