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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 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 about the Capacity Building Center for States’ diversity, racial equity, and inclusion terms and definitions and the importance of shared language to advance equity. 

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Explore the Capacity Building Center for States’ most up-to-date diversity, racial equity, and inclusion terms and definitions. 

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

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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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Consider ways to be intentional about advancing race equity while implementing new child welfare programs and practices. This publication includes questions for teams to consider throughout change and implementation processes—from the earliest stages of exploring a problem to identifying solutions to ensuring sustainable implementation.

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Hear about strategies for authentically partnering with youth, young adults, Tribes, families, and communities of color to inform and improve child welfare research, practice, and policy.

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