• May 2015
  • Vol. 16, No. 4

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QIC-CT Demonstration Sites

In 2014, ZERO TO THREE was selected as the national Quality Improvement Center for Research-Based Infant-Toddler Court Teams (QIC-CT). The project's goal is to strengthen and enhance the capacity of the courts, child welfare agencies, and related child-serving organizations to promote the healthy development of infants and toddlers and their families involved with the child welfare system. ZERO TO THREE and its partners will provide training and technical assistance to help develop and expand research-based infant-toddler court teams based on the Safe Babies Court Team approach in six newly selected demonstration sites.

After an extensive review process, the six jurisdictions chosen as QIC-CT demonstration sites are:

  • New Haven/Milford Safe Babies Court Teams, CT
  • Florida Court Improvement Program, FL
  • The Judiciary, State of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
  • Polk County Safe Babies Court Team, Des Moines, IA
  • Forrest County Safe Babies Court Team, Hattiesburg, MS
  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee, NC

Following implementation, the QIC-CT will disseminate best practices and findings from the experiences with each site, including identification of practices that can be applied in other State and local child welfare systems across the country.

The QIC-CT project is a ZERO TO THREE-led collaborative partnership with the Center for the Study of Social Policy; the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; and RTI, International, and it is funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau, Grant #HHS-2014-ACF-ACYF-CA-0832. For more information, including a link to the March 2015 press release, visit the ZERO TO THREE website at http://www.zerotothree.org/maltreatment/safe-babies-court-team/sbct-related-resources.html.

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