Evaluation of Florida's Title IV-E Waiver
- Mary Armstrong, PhD
- Amy Vargo, PhD
This evaluation examines the Title IV-E Waiver, which enables federal funds to be more flexibly spent on preventing children who come into contact with Florida’s child welfare system from being placed in out-of-home care. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the effectiveness of Florida’s implementation of the Waiver at the state and lead agency level. The process evaluation also includes a needs assessment of service gaps and fidelity of implementation at the practice level.
- Examine the effectiveness of Waiver implementation at the state and lead agency level.
Describe the expansion of child welfare practices, including innovative and evidence-based practices that contribute to improved outcomes for children in the child welfare system.
Contribute to and facilitate further dialogue among Florida’s child welfare leadership regarding strategies and activities needed to affect a positive impact on children and families through implementation of the IV-E Waiver.
Long Term Impact
- Improved child safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes for children in the child welfare system.
- Improved quality of child welfare services provided to children and families through the IV-E Waiver.