Helping Leaders Tackle the Child Welfare Capacity Crisis
Despite years of investments worth billions of dollars, government has not seen the kind of radical results it expected from technology. A key reason why: States and localities first need to fix their capacity problem.
As we work with child welfare agencies across the country to help tackle the capacity crisis, here's a glimpse of what we're learning.
Only by addressing the capacity crisis up front, before changing practice, can the goals of Family First be achieved. At Change...
We all agree child welfare in our world is not as healthy as we would like it to be. No one wants to see vulnerable children at risk, but it seems like every attempt to get healthier isn’t working, and we are all clinging to the hope that the next thing we try will be the real deal.
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Break free of backlog by focusing on one-day timeliness.
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Agencies’ tendency to add more rules (and thus work) every time something bad happens prevents child protection workers from doing everything they can to keep kids safe.