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February 2007Vol. 8, No. 1Evaluating Progress as a Safety Decision

ACTION for Child Protection recently released some suggested guidelines that may assist caseworkers in evaluating parents' progress toward providing safe homes for their children. The ACTION article, "Evaluating Progress as a Safety Decision," discusses the Adoption and Safe Families Act requirement to address safety concerns in child protective service case plans. It also provides guidance for setting benchmarks and measuring a parent's progress toward meeting case plan goals. A sample service plan and sample measures are included.