Case Studies: Use of Flexible Funding in Indiana's Child Welfare Demonstration: Part of a Comprehensive Evaluation of the Indiana Title IV-E Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration (PDF - 455 KB)
Sapokaite, Filonow, & Siegel (2010)
Indiana Department of Child Services & Institute of Applied Research
Presents a report of case studies conducted as part of the comprehensive evaluation of Indiana's title IV-E child welfare waiver demonstration to determine whether the need for and use of foster care could be reduced significantly through the provision of a broader set of support and wrap-around services to children and their families.
Pressures and Possibilities: Supporting Families and Children at Home (PDF - 107 KB)
White, Hurley, & Solow (Eds.) (2007)
Child Welfare Watch, 14
Examines New York City's family support system, including targeted funding efforts to help nonprofit agencies serve hard-to-help families, and makes policy recommendations to improve the safety net for families.
Systems of Care Financing Model: New Jersey Statewide Approach Utilizing Both Medicaid and Non-Medicaid Funds (PDF - 221 KB)
Summarizes the financing model used to find a system of care in New Jersey that provides services to both Medicaid and non-Medicaid children with acute mental health needs and serious emotional disturbances.
Two Years Later: Impacts of Select ARRA Programs for Low-Income Workers and Families (PDF - 282 KB)
Center for Law and Social Policy (2011)
Provides a brief overview of what each program received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in 2009 and 2010 and how it translated into benefits for low-income workers and families two years later.
Upside Down Child Protection: Failing to Fund Family-Based Protective Services Forces Kids Into More Expensive Foster Care (Word - 199 KB)
Center for Public Policy Priorities
Discusses the cost effectiveness of providing family-based protective services and compares them to covering the costs of foster care placement in Texas. This resource will open as an attachment.