The Children’s Bureau administers CFSRs to ensure child and family service program conformity as required under titles IV-B and IV-E of the Social Security Act. States are assessed for substantial conformity with federal requirements for child welfare services. All 50 states completed their first review in 2004 and second review in 2010. The third round of reviews runs from 2015–2018.
The Children’s Bureau conducts CFSRs to achieve three goals:
States are tasked with developing a Program Improvement Plan to address child welfare services areas in need of improvement.
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Lists five major reports that have been issued on substance abuse and child welfare, and presents a table summarizing the problem statements and recommendations of each report.
Administration for Children and Families, 2015
These fact sheets were designed for specific groups to provide information on CFSRs:
This webpage houses a list of publications related to the CFSRs, including presentations and comments by Children’s Bureau and other federal staff.
Administration for Children and Families, 2012
This webpage includes various reports on the compiled results of CFSRs from 2001–2010.
This webpage provides reports available by state, including statewide assessments, final CFSRs, Program Improvement Plans, and individual Key Findings Reports.
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