• July/August 2001
  • Vol. 2, No. 4

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Lit Review Looks at Changes in CPS

Professionals can find out what changes are taking place in child protective services (CPS) systems around the country in a literature review released May 2001 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in cooperation with the Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families.

The review summarizes literature from the past 5 years that discusses CPS change objectives and initiatives. The review is organized into two sections: Proposals for Change and Demonstrations of New Approaches.

This literature review is part of a larger, ongoing study of State and county CPS systems and reform efforts aimed at informing the Federal government about the current status of CPS systems and improvements. Interviews with State administrators, surveys of county CPS agency staff, and site visits to innovative localities will be incorporated into a final report due in Fall 2002.

Single copies of National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts: Literature Review are available free while supplies last. Contact:

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
330 C St. SW
Washington, DC 20447
Phone: 800-394-3366
Fax: 703-385-3206
Website: http://nccanch.acf.hhs.gov

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