The California Child Welfare Improvement Activities: Differential Response Guidelines and Resources for Implementation (PDF - 926 KB)
California Department of Social Services (2010)
Provides guidelines and suggests phases for consistently implementing differential response in California child welfare agencies. The guidelines address internal agency components, community partnerships, shared protocols with partner agencies, training and workforce capacity, and more.
Colorado Year 1 Site Visit: Final Report: Colorado Consortium on Differential Response (PDF - 921 KB)
Winokur, Drury, Batchelder, Mace, Amell, Bundy-Fazioli, et al. (2012)
Colorado State University, Social Work Research Center
Evaluates the process of implementing a differential response model for the Colorado Consortium on Differential Response. Also see the appendices. (PDF - 1,485 KB)
Connecticut Department of Children and Families Differential Response System: Executive Report (PDF - 493 KB)
Casey Family Services (2010)
Highlights common themes across each of Connecticut's five regional plans and provides a set of conclusions about implementing differential response systems.
Differential Response and Alternative Response in Diverse Communities: An Empirically Based Curriculum (PDF - 1299 KB)
Berrick, Bryant, Conley, de Elizalde, Garcia, Geer, et al. (2009)
Highlights the use of differential response in child welfare services and shares outcomes from its implementation in Contra Costa County, CA, and Alameda County, CA.
Differential Response in Child Protective Services in New York State: Implementation, Initial Outcomes and Impacts of Pilot Project: Report to the Governor and Legislature (PDF - 2,601 KB)New York State Office of Children and Family Services (2011)
Discusses findings from an evaluation of the implementation of differential response in child protective services in New York State.
Differential Response in Illinois: 2011 Site Visit Report (PDF - 3,133 KB)
Fuller, Kearney, & Lyons (2012)
University of Illinois, Children and Family Research Center
Summarizes findings on the implementation of differential response in Illinois by the Department of Children and Family Services as of July 1, 2011.
Differential Response in Nevada: Final Evaluation Report (PDF - 3154 KB)
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (2010)
Describes the activities and outcomes of the Nevada differential response pilot project begun in 2007 and phased in over a 3-year period.
Multiple Response System and System of Care: Two Policy Reforms Designed to Improve the Child Welfare System (PDF - 352 KB)
Lawrence & Snyder (2009)
Center for Child and Family Policy
Focuses on the ways in which these two initiatives work in tandem to support common goals. This policy brief also offers recommendations and resources to policymakers and practitioners for developing similar initiatives or improving current practices in the child welfare system.
Ohio Alternative Response Pilot: Final Report (PDF - 291 KB)
Institute of Applied Research & American Humane Association (2010)
Contains general information about alternative response, reports and evaluations from Ohio's pilot project, information for new pilot sites, and more.
Ohio SOAR Project: Year 1 Site Visit Report (Covering Activities From February 2010 to May 2011) (PDF - 1,341 KB)
Murphy, Kimmich, & Newton-Curtis (2012)
Human Services Research Institute
Discusses findings from site visits to six counties implementing differential response in Ohio in 2011. The report describes how the SOAR (Six Ohio Counties Alternative Response) counties implemented differential response in their agencies, how these agencies serve families in the alternative response pathway, and the level of resources needed to implement such an effort.
Summary of the Tribal Symposium on Differential Response, August 31–September 1, 2011 (PDF - 8,448 KB)
National Quality Improvement Center on Differential Response in Child Protective Services (2012)
Provides a brief overview of the Tribal Symposium on Differential Response, held at the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC, on August 31 and September 1, 2011.