Child and Family Services Reviews: State and Local Examples
The following resources include Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) reports and findings for individual States. Related documents include Statewide Assessments, Program Improvement Plans (PIPs), and State-generated reports on efforts to address areas needing improvement through improved quality assurance.
Reports and Results of the Child and Family Services Reviews
Children's Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Contains full-text documents from the CFSRs, including Statewide Assessments, Final Reports, PIPs, Annual Progress and Services Reports, and Key Findings Reports.
Continuous Quality Improvement of Child Welfare Systems Reports
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Lists reports from 2005 to present analyzing child welfare systems in Wisconsin counties. The analyses address outcomes and indicators for children and families, overall system performance, and service improvements.
Improving Public Child Welfare Agency Performance in the Context of the Federal Child and Family Services Reviews (PDF - 924 KB)
Orlebeke, Wulczyn, & Mitchell-Herzfeld (2005)
Describes the pilot of a program used in New York to build a set of outcomes, corresponding measures, and monitoring reports for local child welfare agencies.
Mini-CFSR: Onsite Review Instrument and Instructions (PDF - 693 KB)
Wyoming Department of Family Services (2007)
Offers an instrument to review both foster care and in-home services cases. The instrument focuses on safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes and includes instructions for collecting information and performing a quality assurance review of onsite review instruments.
Oregon's Lessons Learned and Plan of Action (PDF - 28 KB)
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (2005)
Discusses the development of Oregon's PIP and outlines its results, including next steps for improving services.
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Explores strategies being used by the department to improve and monitor Minnesota's child welfare system performance in case practice and within its child welfare system.
Quality Improvement Practices and Tools
Minnesota Department of Human Services (2009)
Provides tools for day-to-day supervision and quality improvement, including tools to prepare for and use during the CFSRs and tools for developing PIPs.
Using Data to Monitor PIP Progress (PDF - 277 KB)
National Resource Center for Information Technology in Child Welfare (2004)
Describes how the Texas CFSR team approached its quality assurance process and how the team members incorporate tools into their social work practice.