Shifting Resources | Spend On Need Not Tradition

At a time when finance reform and use of evidence-based practices are being discussed with policy-makers and program leaders, this research brief describes how reinvestment is being applied in child welfare and other fields. It identifies program areas in child and family services that could be scaled back to free up funds for more effective strategies to improve outcomes for children and families. Exemplars from states that have made these reforms to support the accomplishment of organizational priorities and achieve more positive child welfare outcomes are highlighted. To learn more read the executive summary or longer research brief.