Supporting Efforts to Improve Illinois’ Child Welfare System: Using Data to Inform Programs [Webpage].
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Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
1313 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
This webpage highlights the work Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago does as a long-standing partner of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Efforts include: maintaining an integrated database on child and family services in Illinois; evaluating important DCFS programs and policy initiatives, such as home visiting services for pregnant and parenting foster youth; providing responsive support for DCFS as issues arise; supporting DCFS’s research and analysis of its programs, such as research on residential care; maintaining a longitudinal database of DCFS’ administrative data as part of The Center of State Child Welfare Data; and strategic consultation to support DCFS staff charged with implementing these projects and other performance improvement projects. Links are provided to related work.
university partnerships; child welfare services; evidence based practice; data analysis; Illinois