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


1.  Intake refers to the assignment by the CPS agency of a worker to respond to a screened-in referral alleging child abuse and neglect.

2.  These other responses are called alternative response.

3.  Calls that are received by the CPS agency are considered to be referrals to the agency, which may be screened in or screened out by the agency. Screened-in referrals are considered reports alleging child abuse or neglect.

4.  Administrative structure refers to the method of assigning organizational authority for CPS among subjurisdictions in a State.