Three models of collaborative child protection: What is their influence on short stays in foster care?

Antonio Garcia, Alan Puckett, Mark Ezell, Peter J. Pecora, Theresa Tanoury, Wenceslao Rodriguez

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Abstract

The paper articulates three models of collaboration between child protection services and law enforcement agencies on investigations of child maltreatment, and examines the relative impact of each model on child removals and short-term foster care placements. An extensive review of the research literature is used to derive lessons for jurisdictions using the different models. Promising strategies from several jurisdictions are described as they relate to collaborative investigations, child removal and short-term placements. Finally, we provide recommendations to improve child protection investigations and reduce the use of short-term foster care placements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-135
Number of pages11
JournalChild and Family Social Work
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014

Keywords

  • Child protection (policy and practice)
  • Child welfare
  • Children in care system
  • Foster care
  • Law
  • Social services departments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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