Authored by consultants Charlotte McCullough and Madelyn Freundlich, this brief provides an overview of child welfare privatization and how advocates can be involved in efforts to privatize child welfare services. Guided by advice from seasoned public and private agency administrators and advocates, it includes practical tips for advocates when privatization is being considered, planned, evaluated, or re-assessed.
Child advocates are a key voice in privatization efforts. While other stakeholders have multiple interests affected by privatization, child advocates have the ability to ensure that improved outcomes for children and families remain front and center at every step in the process.
In addition, there is an accompanying summary checklist of considerations for advocates to keep in mind when privatization is being considered, planned, implemented, evaluated, or re-assessed.
The summary checklist can be downloaded here.