Administration for Children and Families
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Walter R. McDonald & Associates, Inc.
This report is a component of the National Study of Child Protective Services and Systems Reform Efforts, which was conducted by Walter R. McDonald & Associates, Inc. (WRMA), with the assistance of the American Humane Association, KRA Corporation, and Westat, Inc., under contract number HHS-100-00-0017.
The authors of the report were Patrick Curtis, John Fluke, Sabrina Johnson, Deborah Bass Rubenstein, Larry Woods, and Ying-Ying Yuan of WRMA; Carol Bruce, George Gabel, and Frances Gragg of Westat, Inc.; and Patrick Boxall and Robyn West of KRA Corporation. Madonna Aveni and Laurie Maguire of WRMA edited the report.
The authors are deeply appreciative to the staff of the eight agencies that were visited, who gave of their time, insight, and expertise in a most gracious and helpful manner.
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: Site Visits Report. (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003).