➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: The RAND Approach to Child Welfare: Cutting Cost, Improving Outcomes
Chronicle of Social Change – May 22, 2017
Today, the RAND Corporation issued a report describing how federal child welfare policy could be changed to improve outcomes for children and youth while saving $12.3 billion. To reach its conclusions, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based nonprofit research firm developed a model that points to the value of increased spending on child maltreatment prevention while also expanding and improving supports for kin caregivers, relatives who care for foster youth.
Report: Improving Child Welfare Outcomes, Balancing Investments in Prevention and Treatment: https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1775.html
Related: Achieving Better Results for Kids in the Child Welfare System: https://www.rand.org/pubs/infographics/IG133.html