PROGRAM INTEGRATION AND MANAGEMENT
Evaluating Child Welfare Privatization Initiatives
State and local child welfare administrators considering or implementing child welfare privatization reforms need information and guidance.
Paltech experts in program monitoring and evaluation contacted more than 250 administrators and community stakeholders for input regarding topics proposed for analysis. We incorporated and summarized comments for the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; then drafted a series of six technical assistance papers.
Two of our papers have been favorably reviewed to date, and the remaining four are being developed. Paltech assembled top researchers in the child welfare field to discuss current privatization efforts and propose future research options.