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Foster Care/Child Welfare System Programs at a Glance
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Child Protection/Health

Foster Care/Child Welfare System

The primary responsibility for child welfare services rests with the states, and each state has its own legal and administrative structures and programs that address the needs of children and families.

Child protection programs focus on child abuse or harm prevention, intervention, and enforcement. They address a variety of issues including missing and exploited children, crimes against children, abused and neglected children, and children exposed to domestic or community violence.


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Children Exposed to Violence: Tips for Child Welfare Staff, OJJDP-Sponsored, 2011

Child Welfare National Data Analysis System, OJJDP, November 1999
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Initiatives To Improve Child Welfare Outcomes, OJJDP, October 1999
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Efforts by Child Welfare Agencies to Address Domestic Violence: The Experiences of Five Communities, NIJ-Sponsored, 1997
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Bridging the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems, OJJDP, June 1995

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