State Innovations in Child Welfare Financing. State Assessments

04/01/2002

Some states perform assessments themselves. Upon referral in Connecticut, for example, a child is assessed for functionality, ability, behavior in the community, behavior in the family, and behavior in school and assigned a score which corresponds to a case rate. Children then are randomly assigned to either the experimental group (the initiative) or the control group (traditional public agency services). The state does not determine services; instead, the contractors develop treatment plans.

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