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Message ID: 9215
Date: 2012-06-25

Author:McLeod, Sandra

Subject:RE: Length of CPS investigation time

Hello, Larry, As you are probably already aware, CPS agency policy varies from State-to-State, including the guidelines for timeframes for responding to allegations of child abuse or neglect and for completing investigations. Generally speaking, a few States require investigations to be completed within 2 weeks, an estimated 20 States have a 2 - 4 week requirement, and an estimated 23 States allowed some or all investigations to be completed within more than 4 weeks. The information above was taken from an online publication, The National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts - Review of State CPS Policy (2003), which includes a chapter devoted to Investigation. Chapter 4 includes a discussion of timeframe requirements, including a couple of related tables (Table 4 -1 and Table 4 - K (State-by-State Timeframe for Completing Investigation). The publication can be viewed online at http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/CPS-status03/state-policy03/index.htm. As you may have noted, the publication referred to above is rather dated. Another resource that may be of assistance to you is the Child Welfare Information Gateway webpage State Guides & Manuals Search at http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/sgm/index.cfm. This site allows you to conduct your own search of State publications that describe child welfare services, by topic. I hope this information is helpful. 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/ -----Original Message----- From: bounce-61604099-6834017@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-61604099-6834017@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Breitenstein, Larry D. Sent: Friday, June 22, 2012 2:49 PM To: child-maltreatment-research-l@list.cornell.edu Subject: Length of CPS investigation time I'm looking for research that compares how much time (days, months) states allow for CPS workers to complete their investigations once the initial report is received. Thanks! Larry Breitenstein Public Health and Social Work Slippery Rock University

Hello, Larry, As you are probably already aware, CPS agency policy varies from State-to-State, including the guidelines for timeframes for responding to allegations of child abuse or neglect and for completing investigations. Generally speaking, a few States require investigations to be completed within 2 weeks, an estimated 20 States have a 2 - 4 week requirement, and an estimated 23 States allowed some or all investigations to be completed within more than 4 weeks. The information above was taken from an online publication, The National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts - Review of State CPS Policy (2003), which includes a chapter devoted to Investigation. Chapter 4 includes a discussion of timeframe requirements, including a couple of related tables (Table 4 -1 and Table 4 - K (State-by-State Timeframe for Completing Investigation). The publication can be viewed online at http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/CPS-status03/state-policy03/index.htm. As you may have noted, the publication referred to above is rather dated. Another resource that may be of assistance to you is the Child Welfare Information Gateway webpage State Guides & Manuals Search at http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/sgm/index.cfm. This site allows you to conduct your own search of State publications that describe child welfare services, by topic. I hope this information is helpful. 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/ -----Original Message----- From: bounce-61604099-6834017list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-61604099-6834017list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Breitenstein, Larry D. Sent: Friday, June 22, 2012 2:49 PM To: child-maltreatment-research-llist.cornell.edu Subject: Length of CPS investigation time I'm looking for research that compares how much time (days, months) states allow for CPS workers to complete their investigations once the initial report is received. Thanks! Larry Breitenstein Public Health and Social Work Slippery Rock University