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Foster Care/Child Welfare System Involved Youth Programs at a Glance
Total Number of Programs: 22

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Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) / Randomized Field Experiment

Refers to an experimental research design in which participants are randomly assigned to a treatment or a control group. Most social scientists consider random assignment to lead to the highest level of confidence that observed effects are the result of the program and not other variables.

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Foster Care/Child Welfare System Involved Youth

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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OJP Publications

Exploring Reasonable Efforts in Child Welfare Cases that Include Domestic Violence (Site A), OJJDP-Sponsored, November 2013

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

Initiatives To Improve Child Welfare Outcomes, OJJDP, October 1999
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Bridging the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems, OJJDP, June 1995

Decision Making in Sexual Assault Cases: Replication Research on Sexual Violence Case Attrition in the U.S., NIJ-Sponsored, 2019

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