ERIC Number: ED265964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug-17
Reference Count: N/A
Comparative Study of State Case Review Systems Phase II: Dispositional Hearings. Structure and Operation of Dispositional Hearings in Selected States. Volume II.
Cahalan, Margaret; And Others
Under the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (P. L. 96-272), Congress outlined a case review system intended to assure that child welfare agencies deal directly with various aspects of child placement. The second of four volumes, this document presents case study descriptions of the hearings within the context of the case review system in each of the eight states visited. The studies illustrate the variety of state responses to the dispositional hearing components of P. L. 96-272. In particular, they demonstrate the interaction between hearing implementation and the review system operating within a state prior to P. L. 96-272. The sites visited were all in the process of making significant changes in their review systems and were initially selected to illustrate the differing types of case review systems. However, as the descriptions indicate, each state had different problems to address and thus developed unique approaches to implementing case reviews and dispositional hearings. The eight states specifically covered were Virginia, California (San Francisco County), Montana, North Dakota, Arizona, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Washington, D.C. Finally, a series of vignettes drawn from actual cases serves to illustrate and define specific problems and issues arising from conclusions to be derived from each case and/or questions remaining to be resolved are summarized at the end of each vignette. (DST)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development Services (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.; American Bar Association, Washington, DC. National Legal Resource Center for Child Advocacy and Protection.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; California; District of Columbia; Louisiana; Montana; North Dakota; South Carolina; Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act 1980