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ERIC Number: EJ805154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4021
Point of Engagement: Reducing Disproportionality and Improving Child and Family Outcomes
Marts, Eric J.; Lee, Eun-Kyoung Othelia; McRoy, Ruth; McCroskey, Jacquelyn
Child Welfare, v87 n2 p335-358 2008
This paper describes an innovative service delivery model to reduce the number of children entering the child welfare system. Point of Engagement (POE) is a collaborative family- and community-centered approach initiated in Compton, a regional office in Los Angeles County that serves south Los Angeles, a predominantly African American and Hispanic/Latino area. Over the past two years, the POE has been implemented in the Compton area by providing more thorough investigations, engaging families, and delivering needed services to children and families within their homes and communities. POE has demonstrated a reduction in the number of children removed from their families, an increase in the number of children returned to their families within one year, and an increase in the number of children finding legal permanency. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
Child Welfare League of America. P.O. Box 932831, Atlanta, GA 31193-2831. Tel: 800-407-6273; Tel: 770-280-4164; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California