Research and Policy                                                

Research and Policy Organizations

Children’s Bureau
Program, policy, data, training, and other information from the US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children & Families
http://acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/

California Child Welfare Council
State advisory body that considers recommendations to improve child and youth outcomes through increased collaboration and coordination among multiple agencies
http://www.chhs.ca.gov/Pages/CAChildWelfareCouncil.aspx

Child Welfare League of America
Information and research on national child welfare policies, programs, and practices
http://www.cwla.org/

Chapin Hall
Research and policy center at the University of Chicago that focuses on children, families, and their communities
http://www.chapinhall.org

Children and Family Services Division, California Department of Social Services
Information on California’s child welfare programs and services
http://www.childsworld.ca.gov/

Data Resources

Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Fact Sheets
Monthly fact sheets with data on children and families served by LA DCFS
http://dcfs.co.la.ca.us/aboutus/factsheets.html

Child Welfare Dynamic Report System
Database of state and county child welfare data and outcomes
http://cssr.berkeley.edu/ucb_childwelfare/