2015 Out-of-Home Care Analysis: Key Findings for Service Delivery
Child and Family Services (CFS) is changing our data culture by collaborating with the field on data analysis, sense-making, and intervention selection. Together, we are learning and adapting based on the evidence our inquiry generates. This inaugural From Data to Practice report exemplifies this new way of working together. The report explores the relationship between services and outcomes in a cohort of youth served in CFS out-of-home care. It includes youth demographic characteristics, primary findings of factors correlated with exiting to legal permanency, and stories highlighting themes of the results. Findings indicate the urgency and relentlessness of CFS social workers and other direct services staff in achieving legal permanency for youth.