ERIC Number: ED439164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
State Efforts To Remake Child Welfare: Responses to New Challenges and Increased Scrutiny. Occasional Paper Number 29. Assessing the New Federalism: An Urban Institute Program To Assess Changing Social Policies.
Green, Rob; Tumlin, Karen C.
To provide a baseline for assessing how welfare reform affects child welfare agencies, this paper reviews the challenges that state child welfare systems face, and how states respond to these challenges. Information in this paper is based on studies of the 13 focus states included in the Urban Institute's New Federalism project. In each state, Urban Institute staff interviewed state and local child welfare administrators and front-line staff, legislators, interest groups, and state-based researchers. Site visits were also conducted. The first section of the paper documents the challenges child welfare agencies were facing when the welfare reform legislation passed, and the second section describes the intense scrutiny focused on child welfare systems. The third section describes how states have responded to both the challenges and the scrutiny, and the fourth section assesses the potential implications of welfare reform for child welfare. The final section discusses implications of the report's findings, especially as they relate to welfare reform implementations. (Contains 14 end notes and 75 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Children, Federal Legislation, Program Development, State Programs, Urban Youth, Welfare Reform
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.; Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, CA.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; Weingart Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.; Fund for New Jersey, East Orange.; Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Milwaukee, WI.; Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Rockefeller Bros. Fund, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.