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Message ID: 9231
Date: 2012-06-25

Author:Lois Thiessen Love

Subject:Re: Length of CPS investigation time

The Inspector General for DCFS Illinois has observed the deadline occasionally meant some cases had insufficient background work done, leaving children at risk. http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/library/com_communications_inspector.shtml I heard a presentation probably around 2005 from the researchers studying child death. Perhaps their work would be helpful. Lois On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 2:33 PM, Walter Fahr > wrote: I think a place to start is Child Maltreatment 2010 in the Child Welfare Gateway http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/pubs/cm10/index.htm The graph of interest is 2-5, which addresses outcome measures for response time. Also, in the State Commentary, under Appendix D, there is a description of each states definitions. Some have actual policy on response and others have definition of what constitutes compliance with response time. Walter Fahr, MSW, LCSW Child Welfare Specialist V Department of Children and Family Services State of Louisiana walter.fahr@la.gov Desk 225.342.6832 Fax 225.342.9087 -----Original Message----- From: bounce-61604099-6833537@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-61604099-6833537@list.cornell.edu ] On Behalf Of Breitenstein, Larry D. Sent: Friday, June 22, 2012 1:49 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 -- Lois Finding a new poet is like finding a new wildflower out in the woods. ~ Linda Pastan

The Inspector General for DCFS Illinois has observed the deadline occasionally meant some cases had insufficient background work done, leaving children at risk. http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/library/com_communications_inspector.shtml I heard a presentation probably around 2005 from the researchers studying child death. Perhaps their work would be helpful. Lois On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 2:33 PM, Walter Fahr > wrote: I think a place to start is Child Maltreatment 2010 in the Child Welfare Gateway http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/pubs/cm10/index.htm The graph of interest is 2-5, which addresses outcome measures for response time. Also, in the State Commentary, under Appendix D, there is a description of each states definitions. Some have actual policy on response and others have definition of what constitutes compliance with response time. Walter Fahr, MSW, LCSW Child Welfare Specialist V Department of Children and Family Services State of Louisiana walter.fahrla.gov Desk 225.342.6832 Fax 225.342.9087 -----Original Message----- From: bounce-61604099-6833537list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-61604099-6833537list.cornell.edu ] On Behalf Of Breitenstein, Larry D. Sent: Friday, June 22, 2012 1:49 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 -- Lois Finding a new poet is like finding a new wildflower out in the woods. ~ Linda Pastan