ERIC Number: ED265966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-26
Reference Count: N/A
Comparative Study of State Case Review Systems Phase II: Dispositional Hearings. Functioning of the Hearings. Volume IV. Final Volume.
Cahalan, Margaret; Cook, Ronna
This report is the fourth and final volume presenting results of the Phase II Comparative Study of Case Review Systems, focusing on the implementation of the dispositional hearing component of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (P.L. 96-272). This volume presents results from questionnaires administered to 250 agency and court personnel in the states and from abstract analysis of 450 case records of children having dispositional hearings. Where possible in reporting survey results, comparisons are made to national study results. Because it is the final volume, the conclusion summarizes major findings from previous volumes and addresses issues raised in all phases of the study. Appendix C contains the executive summary of the National Survey Report published in Volume I. Chapter topics include the following: orientation toward the hearings: the survey results; perceptions of hearing functioning: the survey results; perceptions of impact, problems in implementation, and recommendations: the survey results; characteristics of children: the case record abstracts; decision making at hearings: and conclusions and issues to be addressed. Extensive appendices, exhibits, and tables provide additional data, including the survey questionnaires and case record abstracts. (DST)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Case Records, Child Welfare, Children, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Courts, Decision Making, Federal Legislation, Foster Care, Hearings, National Surveys, Placement, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, State Legislation, Summative Evaluation, Welfare Agencies
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 - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act 1980