Child welfare privatization: Quantitative indicators and policy issues

Svetlana Yampolskaya*, Robert I. Paulson, Mary Armstrong, Neil Jordan, Amy C. Vargo

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The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the development of safety, permanency, and child well-being indicators by using administrative data sets as well as by using these indicators as tools for evaluating Florida's Community-Based Care (CBC) initiative. Longitudinal data from 37 counties including 4 counties that implemented community-based care were examined in this study. The results of the study indicated that the overall performance of CBC counties is at least as good as the performance of their comparison run by the state counties. The findings that emerged from this study may provide important lessons for developing a performance measurement system in the child welfare field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-103
Number of pages17
JournalEvaluation Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2004


  • Child welfare
  • Evaluation
  • Indicators
  • Privatization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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