Child Welfare

Downloadable Research Brief: Differential Response and the Safety of Children Reported to Child Protective Services: A Tale of Six States

July 07, 2016 | Emily Taylor

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made available a research brief comparing outcomes in counties with child protective service agencies using a Differential Response (DR) model when handling reports of child maltreatment, versus the traditional Investigative Response. The DR response varies based on the identified risk for the child – low risk families are given prevention services.

Download the research brief here»