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NCCPR: The Prius of Child Advocacy A summary of NCCPR’s accomplishments.

How You Can Help Reform Child Welfare

The NCCPR Quick Read Almost everything on this website boiled down to two pages.

The NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Issue Papers on Family Preservation Foster Care and Reasonable Efforts

Other Issue Papers

Twelve Ways to do Child Welfare Right

A Child Welfare Timeline

When Children Witness Domestic Violence: Expert Opinion

An Analysis of ASFA

State and Local Reports NCCPR has issued reports on child welfare in several states as well as in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Additional Reading



The Children who don’t matter to “Every Child Matters”

The Evidence is in: Foster Care vs. Keeping Families Together: The Definitive Study.  NCCPR’s analysis of a study comparing outcomes for more than 15,000 children, with a link to the full study.  Children left in their own homes typically fared far better than comparably-maltreated children placed in foster care.

80 Percent Failure: A Brief Analysis of the Casey Family Programs Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study.

Residential Treatment: What the Research Tells Us.

Civil Liberties Without Exception: NCCPR’s Due Process Agenda for Children and Families

Epidemic of Hype: How hysteria over methamphetamine has become the latest excuse to “take the child and run.”

A Foster Parent Speaks Out.    A foster parent shares her observations about the child welfare system in her state before it reformed.

The Trouble with CFSRs. NCCPR’s analysis of the federal government’s Child and Family Services Reviews.




Frequently Asked Questions

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