The Capacity Building Center for States supports state agencies in preparing for Round 4 of the CFSRs. The Center offers publications, tools, peer networking, and technical assistance to help child welfare agencies and their partners plan and implement all phases of CFSR Round 4, from Statewide Assessment planning through Program Improvement Plan development and implementation. The Capacity Building Center for States CFSR resources page is at https://capacity.childwelfare.gov/states/topics/cfsr
The Program Improvement Plan (PIP) is designed to create lasting and statewide systemic change in keyareas identified in the CFSR, while also addressing the practice andsystemic concerns found during the review that affect the system’s ability to meet the needs of children and families served. The state must submit the PIP to the Children’s Bureau (CB) Regional Office for approval within 90calendar days from the date the state receives written notification from the CB that it is not operating insubstantial conformity with any one of the seven outcomes or seven systemic factors in the CFSR.
Infographic: Connections Between the Court Improvement Program and the Child and Family Services Review is now available. Meaningful input from a broad array of legal and judicial stakeholders, and collaboration with other system partners, are useful not only for the CFSR and Program Improvement Plan processes but also for Court Improvement Program (CIP) projects. CIPs across the nation have projects in areas the CFSR examines. The data and evidence collected during the CFSR can be used to support CIP projects. This infographic summarizes common goals, associated CIP projects, and potential overlap with outcomes and systemic factors that are the focus of the CFSR.