This Information Memorandum discusses several topics related to how child support and child welfare programs can improve their work, including through State child welfare agencies’ requests for location services from State child support agencies, child welfare agencies making appropriate referrals for child support services, electronic data exchanges between child welfare and child support agencies, and program authority to share information with each other. Link to pdf Info Memo
The picture of TANF painted by this paper’s detailed case studies is very different from “welfare” as most Americans think of it. For one thing, there is no national TANF program but rather a different program in each state. Even within each state, TANF is not a single program, and in particular, not a cash welfare program. In every study state except California, the majority of TANF resources are used for purposes other than cash assistance to families. These purposes include child care and child welfare programs, as well as a catch-all group of other programs that meet the purposes of the TANF law. Includes data from Michigan. Link to pdf Paper
July26, Annie E. Casey Foundation: This list of resources includes our annual Data Book, which provides national and state-by-state profiles of child well-being and related products created to supplement the Data Book each year. For more reports and resources, see also:
- KIDS COUNT research & reports
- KIDS COUNT indicator briefs
- KIDS COUNT state network publications
- KIDS COUNT evaluation reports
Link to AECF Knowledge Center This link connects you with all the AECF reports including the newly released 2012 reports.
2012, Children and Family Research Center.
Importance of research
• Criminal justice response to child maltreatment is important but complex and not well-understood
• Need data to understand it and inform policy
• However, development of policy and practice has not been data driven
• This presentation reviews a wide range of data relevant to policy and practice
• Most knowledge and discussion based on sensational cases that may not be representative