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The Center for States provides research assistance and responds to information requests on building capacity in child welfare.

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Get practical information about supporting coordinated strategic and long-term planning.

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Learn about the definition and calculation of the CFSR statewide data indicator maltreatment in foster care.

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See how staff can boost their knowledge and skills for engaging families, community providers, and others.

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Learn about the definition and calculation of the CFSR statewide data indicator permanency in 12 months for children entering care.

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Learn about the definition and calculation of the CFSR statewide data indicator permanency in 12 months for children in care 12 to 23 months.

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Learn about the definition and calculation of the CFSR statewide data indicator permanency in 12 months for children in care 24 months or more.

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Learn about the definition and calculation of the CFSR statewide data indicator placement stability.

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Learn about the definition and calculation of the CFSR statewide data indicator recurrence of maltreatment.

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Learn about the definition and calculation of the CFSR statewide data indicator reentry to foster care.

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Explore how child welfare agencies, legal and judicial stakeholders, prevention partners, and communities can work together to build prevention-focused systems, starting with jurisdictions' 2020–24 Child and Family Services Plans (CFSPs). 

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Use this brief to help your agency coordinate strategic and long-term planning, monitoring, and reporting processes—such as the Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) and Child and Family Services Review (CFSR)—with agency continuous quality improvement (CQI).

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Use this brief to explore actionable strategies for meaningful partner engagement in child welfare agency strategic planning, monitoring, and review processes.

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Explore tips and strategies to effectively engage and sustain the involvement of families and youth at the agency level.