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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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Explore how data reported in AFCARS about youth who run away from state custody can be used to inform interventions.

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This manual examines the roles and responsibilities of child protective services (CPS) workers. It describes the purposes, key decisions, and issues of each stage of the CPS process and strategies for casework supervision, training, and support.

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Here you will find interviews with Toni Lawal, Tennessee’s Citizen Review Panel (CRP) Coordinator, and Stuart Oppenheim, Executive Director of the Child and Family Policy Institute of California; an update on the Pennsylvania CRP; and Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) and Children’s Bureau (CB) updates.

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Find information about the national citizen review panel community, including federal and state updates, webinars, and more.

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Find information about the national citizen review panel (CRP) community, including federal and state updates, webinars, and more.

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Find the eligibility requirements of the Children’s Justice Act grant and the roles and responsibilities of grantees.

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Get the latest research on decision science and safety decision-making practices in child welfare to help improved safety outcomes.

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Learn how domestic violence and child maltreatment affect families and read about the risks, impacts, protective efforts, and other related topics.

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Discover a comprehensive range of information about domestic violence decision-making.

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Explore information and get guidance about sex trafficking and identification of sex trafficking victims.

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Review the protective capacities and protective factors frameworks used to assess, intervene, and serve families.

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Learn about resources to support child welfare agencies as they implement requirements of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113–183) that prevent sex trafficking and improve child welfare responses to trafficking victims. 

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Explore models and approaches for targeting safety outcomes.

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Learn about State Liaison Officers are, who they are, their roles, responsibilities, and resources.

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