Preparing Your Annual Report.
CRP Tip Sheet ; 5.
National Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center. United States. Children’s Bureau.
Fact Sheet Federal Publication/Policy
Published: November 2015
Sponsoring Organization: United States. Office on Child Abuse and Neglect.
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This federally funded tip sheet provides information on preparing the Citizen Review Panel’s (CRP’s) annual report, the main product of the CRP. It begins by explaining the annual report should outline the activities of the CRP for the year as well as include recommendations for improvements in State and local child protective services. Tips for writing the annual report are discussed and include: make sure the annual report is based on the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) mandate; make the report visually appealing; consider adapting the report to the needs of different audiences; when making recommendations in the report, ensure that they are related to some form of evaluation; and ask the child welfare agency to look over the report before it goes public. A case example of the development of a CRP report in New York is highlighted and additional resources are listed.
citizen review boards; child welfare reform; child protective services; Knowledge dissemination; evidence based practice; guidelines; interagency collaboration; child welfare agencies; promising practices; documentation