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


A team of six reviewers with child welfare and policy expertise was assembled to conduct the State policy reviews during April and May of 2001. The reviewers used a structured review guide, described above, to ensure that the reviews were as thorough, complete, and uniform as possible. As initial reviews were completed, information was entered into two databases.

Interviews with State administrators were conducted during February and March of 2002. A team of 12 interviewers from all project partner agencies conducted 48 interviews with participating States to update, correct, and expand on the original policy reviews. This information was used to update summary tables from the initial draft of this report. These changes were entered directly into the tables rather than into the databases for efficiency.

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