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Message ID: 9545
Date: 2018-02-01

Author:Edward Opton

Subject:Re: The Boston Globe: CAPTA Reviewers

I recommend you obtain information from sources other than child welfare agencies for jurisdictions that do respond as well as for those that don't. Official statistics often may be erroneous statistics, especially in child welfare. Edward Opton eopton@youthlaw.org On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 1:19 PM, Palmer, Emily wrote: > Hi, > > The Boston Globe is working on a story regarding the challenges of state > compliance with the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). This > summer we sent a survey to every state's child welfare agency (+DC). The > survey included a comprehensive list of 78 CAPTA-related questions separated > into sections. > > The five areas of CAPTA we're looking at are: > 1) Implementation of Plans of safe care > 2) Implementation of differential response > 3) Both a written plan for when and how guardians ad litem interact with > children in the court system (are they there for the entire length of the > case or just sometimes, is anyone actually appointed at all) as well as if > this is happening in reality. Appointments and training are also of interest > to me. > 4) The collection and dissemination of child death data > 5) The existence of an administrative appeals process for those accused of > abuse and neglect if a central registry of abusers exists in the state > > Many states have responded to the survey sent in August and some have not. > We now need to get answers to the survey for the states that have not > responded (which we will then hand to the unresponsive states for review) > and to check the answers in the surveys for the states who have already > responded. Multiple eyes will be on all of these surveys, so the answers > don't rely just on one person. > > We're looking for people who have general experience in a particular state > or specific experience in one of the provisions for a particular state(s). > > If you're interested in helping out, please email me at: > emily.palmer@globe.com, so I can send you a copy of the survey, as well as > the information we have pertaining to your area of expertise. > > Thanks so much. > > Emily Palmer > The Boston Globe > Spotlight Fellow > emily.palmer@globe.com > 919.601.7282 (cell) -- ------------------------------------------- Edward Opton (Pronouns: he / him / his) PsychDrugs Action National Center for Youth Law 405 14th Street, 15th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 Phone: (510) 899-6583 Fax: (510) 835-8099

I recommend you obtain information from sources other than child welfare agencies for jurisdictions that do respond as well as for those that don't. Official statistics often may be erroneous statistics, especially in child welfare. Edward Opton eoptonyouthlaw.org On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 1:19 PM, Palmer, Emily wrote: > Hi, > > The Boston Globe is working on a story regarding the challenges of state > compliance with the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). This > summer we sent a survey to every state's child welfare agency (+DC). The > survey included a comprehensive list of 78 CAPTA-related questions separated > into sections. > > The five areas of CAPTA we're looking at are: > 1) Implementation of Plans of safe care > 2) Implementation of differential response > 3) Both a written plan for when and how guardians ad litem interact with > children in the court system (are they there for the entire length of the > case or just sometimes, is anyone actually appointed at all) as well as if > this is happening in reality. Appointments and training are also of interest > to me. > 4) The collection and dissemination of child death data > 5) The existence of an administrative appeals process for those accused of > abuse and neglect if a central registry of abusers exists in the state > > Many states have responded to the survey sent in August and some have not. > We now need to get answers to the survey for the states that have not > responded (which we will then hand to the unresponsive states for review) > and to check the answers in the surveys for the states who have already > responded. Multiple eyes will be on all of these surveys, so the answers > don't rely just on one person. > > We're looking for people who have general experience in a particular state > or specific experience in one of the provisions for a particular state(s). > > If you're interested in helping out, please email me at: > emily.palmerglobe.com, so I can send you a copy of the survey, as well as > the information we have pertaining to your area of expertise. > > Thanks so much. > > Emily Palmer > The Boston Globe > Spotlight Fellow > emily.palmerglobe.com > 919.601.7282 (cell) -- ------------------------------------------- Edward Opton (Pronouns: he / him / his) PsychDrugs Action National Center for Youth Law 405 14th Street, 15th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 Phone: (510) 899-6583 Fax: (510) 835-8099