Improving Child Welfare Outcomes

Balancing Investments in Prevention and Tre

Book Description

To analyze the effects of prevention and treatment programs on child welfare outcomes, RAND researchers built a quantitative model simulating how children enter and flow through the nation’s child welfare system. They then projected how different policy options (prevention services, family preservation efforts, and kinship care efforts) would affect a child’s pathway through the system, costs, and early adulthood outcomes.

About Ringel, Jeanne S.