- September 2012
- Vol. 13, No. 8
Round 2 CFSR Webinar Recording Available
A webinar hosted by the National Conference of State Legislatures highlighted key findings from the second round of Federal Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs). The webinar, held on June 18, points to a national portrait of strengths and areas needing improvement across the seven outcome areas and seven systemic factors assessed in Round 2 of the CFSRs. Areas of particular interest to State policymakers were also discussed.
During the second round—conducted between fiscal years 2007 and 2010—52 States were evaluated, more than 3,300 cases were reviewed, over 2,700 foster care cases were examined, and nearly 1,300 in-home services were assessed. Each State's CFSR includes a Statewide Assessment and an onsite evaluation of 65 foster care and in-home services cases. In Round 2, States were assessed on 45 items grouped into seven outcomes that measured safety, permanency, and well-being and seven systemic factors.
Listen to the webinar recording here:
The full report, is available on the Children's Bureau's website:
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/cwmonitoring/results/cfsr_findings.pdf (332 KB)
Children's Bureau Express wrote about the second round of CFSRs in the article "Findings From Round 2 of the CFSRs" (February 2012).