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Message ID: 9079
Date: 2012-01-25

Author:McLeod, Sandra

Subject:RE: TPR Data

Hello, Matt, The Children’s Bureau has some data that may be of interest to you. A chart, dated June 2011, provides State-level data on the time between TPR and adoption finalization, in terms of months and years, at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/stats_research/afcars/statistics/tpr_tbl4_2010.pdf . The data covers the time period of Oct. 1, 2009 – September 30, 2010 (FY 2010). I hope that you find this information helpful. Regards, Sandi Mc Sandi McLeod Child Welfare Technical Specialist Child Welfare Information Gateway A Service of the Children’s Bureau/ACF/HHS Email: smcleod@childwelfare.gov Website: www.childwelfare.gov Free Subscriptions: http://www.childwelfare.gov/admin/subscribe/ From: bounce-39170814-6834017@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-39170814-6834017@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Matt Gunnip Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 5:21 PM To: child-maltreatment-research-l@list.cornell.edu Subject: TPR Data Hello I'm an MSW student at Rhode Island College and am conducting a needs assessment as to delays in freeing children for adoption. My intent is to get legislation submitted in RI to expedite the court process once a termination of parental's petition has has been filed for children unable to return home. I work for the state child welfare system and have witnessed first hand the devastation caused by children lingering in foster care. Anybody have data on states that serve as an excellent model for being expeditious in this area due to innovative statutes or court procedures? For example, setting strict timeframes for each phase of the TPR process (initial trial process and then appellate process) and enforcing these timeframes. Information on any states that could be used as a model would be greatly appreciated. Also, I'm trying to connect with people in Massachusetts regarding questions I have as to their court process. Thanks. Matt Gunnip

Hello, Matt, The Children’s Bureau has some data that may be of interest to you. A chart, dated June 2011, provides State-level data on the time between TPR and adoption finalization, in terms of months and years, at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/stats_research/afcars/statistics/tpr_tbl4_2010.pdf . The data covers the time period of Oct. 1, 2009 – September 30, 2010 (FY 2010). I hope that you find this information helpful. Regards, Sandi Mc Sandi McLeod Child Welfare Technical Specialist Child Welfare Information Gateway A Service of the Children’s Bureau/ACF/HHS Email: smcleodchildwelfare.gov Website: www.childwelfare.gov Free Subscriptions: http://www.childwelfare.gov/admin/subscribe/ From: bounce-39170814-6834017list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-39170814-6834017list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Matt Gunnip Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 5:21 PM To: child-maltreatment-research-llist.cornell.edu Subject: TPR Data Hello I'm an MSW student at Rhode Island College and am conducting a needs assessment as to delays in freeing children for adoption. My intent is to get legislation submitted in RI to expedite the court process once a termination of parental's petition has has been filed for children unable to return home. I work for the state child welfare system and have witnessed first hand the devastation caused by children lingering in foster care. Anybody have data on states that serve as an excellent model for being expeditious in this area due to innovative statutes or court procedures? For example, setting strict timeframes for each phase of the TPR process (initial trial process and then appellate process) and enforcing these timeframes. Information on any states that could be used as a model would be greatly appreciated. Also, I'm trying to connect with people in Massachusetts regarding questions I have as to their court process. Thanks. Matt Gunnip