Category Archives: Data and State of Child Welfare Systems

Data and analysis pertaining to more than one state.

New Policy Brief: An Analysis of State Laws Regarding Mandated Reporting of Child Maltreatment

We’re pleased to share with you the latest in our series of  policy briefs, An Analysis of State Laws Regarding Mandated Reporting of Child Maltreatment.

This brief provides an overview of how different states have approached universal mandated child maltreatment reporting policies, some considerations for reporting statutes in general, and various themes from interviews SPARC conducted with state administrators.

Many states have been examining their child maltreatment reporting statutes and assessing ways to strengthen mandated reporting laws. In particular, several states are debating legislation to create a universal mandated reporting system in which all citizens are required to report suspected child abuse and neglect.

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children approached SPARC to conduct an analysis of universal versus non-universal child maltreatment reporting statutes and the implication of those statutes. These findings have been given to the Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection, which is conducting a comprehensive review of the state’s child protection system.

Click on the links below to download the supplemental materials:
Appendix A
Appendix B

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New Child Trends Report: Federal, State, and Local Spending to Address Child Abuse and Neglect in 2008 and 2010

A new Child Trends report, Federal, State, and Local Spending to Address Child Abuse and Neglect in SFYs 2008 and 2010, summarizes key findings from a national survey of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, regarding state child welfare expenditures in state fiscal years (SFYs) 2008 and 2010 – the most recent years for which data are available.  The survey tracked the use of federal, state and local funds to meet the needs of vulnerable children and families and provides an important snapshot of national and state-by-state approaches to funding child welfare services.  The survey was sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Casey Family Programs.   For a copy of the full report, please see the Child Trends website here.

To view state-by-state findings, download tables, and compare findings by state, please see the State Child Welfare Policy Database at www.childwelfarepolicy.org.

 

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Out-of-Home Care by State and Place: Higher Placement Rates for Children in Some Remote Rural Places

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Finding a Forever Family

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Progress on State Policy Goals: The Policy Matrix Report

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