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

05/01/2003

1.  Alternative response is a maltreatment disposition system that provides for responses other than "Substantiated," "Indicated," and "Unsubstantiated." In this type of system, children may or may not be determined to be maltreatment victims. Although the survey module was labeled "other CPS response," in the report the term "alternative response" is used.

2.  The report, Review of State CPS Policy, of the National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts, is available on the Internet site for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/CPS-status03. Posted: 2003.

3.  The Site Visits Report, of the National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts, is available on the Internet site for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/CPS-status03. Posted: 2003.

4.  The 95 percent confidence interval (C.I.) indicates that, if the study were to be repeated with the same methodology 100 times, 95 of the replications would produce an estimate within the interval.