National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts. Review of State CPS Policy. Background and Acknowledgements

04/01/2003

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 John Fluke of WRMA, Carol Harper of the American Humane Association, Cynthia Parry of Cynthia Parry Associates, and Ying-Ying T. Yuan of WRMA. Additional team members who contributed to this report were Madonna Aveni, Patrick Boxall, Carol Bruce, Patrick Curtis, George Gabel, Frances Gragg, Laurie Maguire, Jesse Rainey, Nita Lescher, Taina Sakagawa, Dana Schultz, Robyn West, Charles Wheeler, and Larry Woods.

The authors are deeply grateful to the State CPS agency directors and their staffs who so willingly gave their time and expertise to this compilation of CPS policy.

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/cps-status03/state-policy03/

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: Review of State CPS Policy. (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003).

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