Florida IV-E Waiver Demonstration Evaluation Progress Reports and Issue Briefs
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child welfare, Title IV-E Waiver, child safety, safety, CBC agencies, community-based care, prevention services, diversion services
The Florida Department of Children and Families contracted with CFS to evaluate the state's IV-E Waiver Demonstration program which allows Florida's 20 Community-Based Care lead agencies to spend federal dollars previously earmarked for out-of-home care on an array of prevention and diversion services. The purpose of the IV-E Waiver evaluation is to test a theory of change regarding the effectiveness of expanded child welfare services and supports in improving permanency and safety outcomes for children in or at risk of entering out-of-home placement. Specifically, the evaluation tests the hypotheses that an expanded array of community-based services available via the flexible use of Title IV-E funds will reduce the number of children in out-of-home care, expedite the achievement of permanency through reunification or adoption, maintain child safety, increase child well-being, and reduce administrative costs associated with providing community-based child welfare services.
CFS has produced a series of progress reports and issue briefs on the status and activities related to the evaluation of Florida’s IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project.
Final Evaluation Report Materials:
- FL IV-E Waiver Evaluation – Final Report – March 2012
- FL IV-E Waiver Evaluation Summary Brief – May 2012
- FL IV-E Waiver DCF Summit Presentation – Sept. 2012
- FL IV-E Waiver Topical Paper 1 – Family Engagement – June 2012
- FL IV-E Waiver Topical Paper 2 – Profiles and Outcomes – June 2012
- FL IV-E Waiver Topical Paper 3 – Prevention and Diversion Services – July 2012
- FL IV-E Waiver Topical Paper 4 – Child and Family Well-Being – July 2012
- FL IV-E Waiver Evaluation Brief 1 – Aug. 2008
- FL IV-E Waiver Evaluation Brief 2 – Jan. 2010
- FL IV-E Waiver Evaluation Brief 3 – Aug. 2011
See reports for individual citations.