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March 2000Vol. 1, No. 1Innovations in Child Protection

For a look at some new approaches to child protection being tried by various States, refer to the December 1999 issue of State Legislatures, the monthly magazine of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

The article by NCSL writers Nina Williams-Mbengue and Kyle Ramirez-Fry focuses on States that are trying to involve community groups in new ways with traditional child protective services. The common goals of the programs profiled are to deliver services more effectively to families before they are in crisis and to enable child protection workers to concentrate more time and resources on the most troubled families. Among the efforts spotlighted are programs in Missouri, Iowa, and Arizona.

Read the article online at

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