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Brief

Protective Factors for Survivors of Domestic Violence

February 2019

This brief provides guidance for child welfare domestic violence programs that serve both survivors and offenders, courts, and other collaborative partners about building protective factors that studies show lessen the impact of domestic violence on both child and adult survivors and promote their safety, healing, and well-being.

(16 pp)

Report

Adult and Child Survivor-Centered Approach for Addressing Domestic Violence

February 2019

This report describes the Adult & Child Survivor-Centered Approach, an innovative, collaborative approach for addressing domestic violence and co-occurring child maltreatment in families who are involved in the child welfare system

(20 pp)

Report

Charlie and Nadine H. v. Murphy Progress Report XXIII (July 1-December 31, 2018)

June 2019

This report provides information on the State’s progress in meeting the Modified Settlement Agreement requirements during the period of July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018

(94 pp)

Policy Paper

What do “Work Requirements” Actually Require?—INFOGRAPHIC

June 2019

This infographic demonstrates the extraordinary amount of time required to obtain TANF benefits. NOTE: These public transit directions and commuting times were calculated mid-day, mid-week, using Google Maps. Actual times may vary and this infographic is intended as illustrative.

Download the brief.

(1 pp)

Report

LaShawn A. v. Bowser Progress Report (July 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019)

June 2019

This report examines the performance of the District of Columbia’s child welfare system for the period of July 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019 and determines its progress. 

(165 pp)

Policy Paper

Integrating DULCE into a State Child Welfare Prevention Continuum

May 2019

The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) marks a substantial movement toward child welfare reform by bringing child welfare financing into alignment with what research tells us is best for children and families—keeping children in their homes whenever safe and possible. This brief provides an overview of key opportunities for DULCE to better support families as a part of a state’s prevention continuum.

(2 pp)

Report

People of the State of CA v. Humboldt County DHHS and Sheriff’s Office (September 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019)

June 2019

This report examines the performance of Humboldt County’s Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Services, and Humboldt County’s Sheriff’s Office for Monitoring Period II (September 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019) in meeting agreements to reform responses and systems to address child abuse and/or neglect reports, and determines progress. 

(74 pp)

Policy Paper

Supporting All Families: Financing Streams to Support Prevention Programs—INFOGRAPHIC

May 2019

This infographic depicts the different kinds of programs and resources available to children and families including those that are directed at mitigating risk and preventing the need for foster care.

Read the associated fact sheet for more background and information.

Brief

What do “Work Requirements” Actually Require? A look at programs that meet families’ basic needs in Montgomery County, Maryland

June 2019

This brief explores work we have done to understand work requirements in Montgomery County, MD. Our goal is to learn what was required of families to apply for, and receive, TANF and SNAP. 

Download the supporting infographic. 

(8 pp)

Policy Paper

Supporting All Families: Financing Streams to Support Prevention Programs

May 2019

This fact sheet and infographic depicts the different kinds of programs and resources available to children and families including those that are directed at mitigating risk and preventing the need for foster care.

Download the infographic here.

(2 pp)