National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts. Review of State CPS Policy. Results of the Investigation


Investigations can have different outcomes. (See table 4-L.) (Responses were not mutually exclusive.)

  • Forty States (78.4%) specified that services could be provided on a voluntary basis;
  • Thirty-seven States (72.5%) specified referring substantiated or unsubstantiated cases for services; and
  • Eleven States (21.6%) referred only substantiated cases to a services unit.

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