Using Data to Enhance the Work of Citizen Review Panels.
CRP Tip Sheet ; 7.
National Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center. United States. Children’s Bureau.
Fact Sheet Federal Publication/Policy
Published: July 2016
Sponsoring Organization: United States. Office on Child Abuse and Neglect.
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This federally funded tip sheet describes ways Citizen Review Panels (CRPs) can use data to strengthen their work. It explains data requests need to flow from a strategic plan, CRPs should remember the human element of data mining and talk to the local child welfare agency about a process for requesting data, CRPs should be careful about how information is interpreted, and data should be seen as one source of information and qualitative evaluations should also be conducted. A case example highlights how a protocol was developed in Kentucky for CRPs to use to obtain information from the Department for Community Based Services. Links are provided to additional sources of information. 3 references.
citizen review boards; data collection; Knowledge dissemination; evidence based practice; guidelines; interagency collaboration; child welfare agencies; promising practices