National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts. Review of State CPS Policy. Roles of Other Agencies and Contacts

04/01/2003

For States with alternative responses, the primary role of other agencies is to provide services. Nine States (45.0%) specifically mentioned service provision in their policy documents. Fourteen States (70.0%) specifically mentioned that the community agencies would conduct assessments.

Contact requirements for States with alternative responses were most frequently contacts with the family or parents. (Responses were not mutually exclusive.)

  • Fourteen States (70.0%) specified contact with the family;
  • Five States (25.0%) specified the alleged child victim would be contacted;
  • Four States (20.0%) required contacting collaterals; and
  • Two States (10.0%) specified the perpetrator must be contacted.

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