Comparing child protective investigation performance between law enforcement agencies and child welfare agencies

Neil Jordan*, Světlana Yampolskaya, Mara Gustafson, Mary Armstrong, Roxann McNeish, Amy Vargo

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Abstract

This study examines the comparative effectiveness of using law enforcement agencies for child protective investigation (CPI), in contrast with the traditional approach of CPI conducted by the public child welfare agency. The analysis uses 2006-2007 data from a natural experiment conducted in Florida to show modest differences in performance and cost-efficiency between the two approaches to CPI.These findings may have implications for other states considering outsourcing CPI to law enforcement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-105
Number of pages19
JournalChild Welfare
Volume90
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 16 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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