ERIC Number: ED492019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Reference Count: 5
Multiple Response System (MRS) Evaluation Report to the North Carolina Division of Social Services (NCDSS)
Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University (NJ1)
In response to a request from the North Carolina Division of Social Services (DSS), Center for Child and Family Policy at The Terry Sanford Institute at Duke University evaluated the Multiple Response System reform for families reported for child maltreatment. The North Carolina State Legislature has mandated the evaluation of five key aspects of the Multiple Response System (MRS) as field-tested by 10 County Departments of Social Services (DSS) in North Carolina, specifically: Child Safety; Timeliness of Response; Timeliness of Service; Coordination of Local Human Services; and Cost-Effectiveness. Data for this evaluation were assembled from State data systems and through original data collection that included Child Protective Services (CPS) Reports, Services Information System (SIS) Data, surveys of family members, and focus groups. The methods used to complete the evaluation included tracking of changes in the 10 pilot MRS counties over time and contrasting the activities and outcomes in the 10 MRS counties with matched counties that had not yet implemented MRS. The following are appended: (1) Data Sources and Processing; and (2) Data Analysis/Statistical Findings. (Contains 4 tables and 14 figures.) [This report was prepared by the Center for Child and Family Policy. The research, writing, and dissemination of this report have been made possible by a grant from the Duke Endowment.]
Descriptors: Social Services, Child Abuse, Child Welfare, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Child Safety, Reaction Time, Agency Cooperation, Family Attitudes, Cost Effectiveness, Caseworkers, Social Work, Attitudes, Comparative Analysis
Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University. 257 Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Box 90264, Durham, NC 27708-0264. Tel: 919-613-7319; Fax: 919-681-1533; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.childandfamilypolicy.duke.edu.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Duke Univ., Durham, NC. Terry Sanford Inst. of Public Policy.
Identifiers: North Carolina