WELCOME TO NCCPR
The members of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform have encountered the child welfare system in their professional capacities. Through NCCPR, we work to make that system better serve America’s most vulnerable children by trying to change policies concerning child abuse, foster care and family preservation.
NCCPR ADVOCATES FOR SYSTEMIC REFORM. WE REGRET THAT WE CANNOT PROVIDE ASSISTANCE IN DEALING WITH INDIVIDUAL CASES.
BIG NEWS: NCCPR is back in action.
Effective Nov. 2, 2015 I am returning to NCCPR as Executive Director – for now, at least, as a volunteer. Check back for updates about the latest developments in child welfare, as we resume our efforts to keep children safely in their own homes and curb the misuse and overuse of foster care. Even with no paid staff, there are expenses involved in keeping NCCPR going – but even small donations now make a big difference. Click here if you’d like to donate to NCCPR. It’s great to be back! –Richard Wexler,Executive Director
THE NCCPR CHILD WELFARE BLOG AND MEDIA RESPONSE LINE
The NCCPR Child Welfare Blog offers news and commentary on child welfare, and media coverage of child welfare, usually updated at least weekly. You also can follow us on Twitter and Facebook. And click here for information on the NCCPR (almost) 24/7 Media Response Line.
NCCPR: THE PRIUS OF CHILD ADVOCACY
The National Coalition for Child Protection Reform is to child advocacy as a fuel-efficient hybrid is to automobiles. Operating on a shoestring budget of about $100,000 per year, we think we’ve produced more real reform per dollar spent than any other national child advocacy organization in America.
The trade journal Youth Today says NCCPR “might be the most successful youth advocate[s] out there in terms of landing [their] words on editorial pages around the country.”
But that’s not an end in itself. The goal is reducing the number of children needlessly torn from everyone loving and familiar. So please Click here for details about how we accomplish that goal, including at our “Top Five” accomplishments for children.
WHAT JOURNALISTS AND CHILD WELFARE LEADERS SAY ABOUT NCCPR
To read their comments, please click here.
THE NCCPR QUICK READ
SOLUTIONS: FIXING CHILD WELFARE IN AMERICA
NCCPR ISSUE PAPERS: THE CORE OF OUR CASE FOR REFORM
THE NCCPR EVIDENCE BASE: BRIEF ANALYSES & COMMENTARIES
•THE EVIDNECE IS IN: FOSTER CARE VS. KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER: THE DEFINITIVE STUDIES. NCCPR’s analysis of a studies comparing outcomes for more than 15,000 children, with links to the full studies. Children left in their own homes typically fared far better than comparably maltreated children placed in foster care.
CHILD WELFARE WAIVERS: THE STAKES FOR YOUR STATE: NCCPR’s state-by-state guide to federal child welfare waivers explains how much federal foster care money could be used for better alternatives in each state. And: We grade the first set of waiver proposals in our NCCPR Child Welfare Waiver Proposal Report Card.
STATE AND LOCAL REPORTS
NCCPR has issued reports on child welfare in many states as well as in Los Angeles, New York City and Washington D.C. They are available (in pdf format), by CLICKING HERE TO GET TO OUR STATE REPORT INDEX PAGE as well as by regular mail or e-mail as attached files.
National Coalition for Child Protection Reform / 53 Skyhill Road (Suite 202) / Alexandria Va., 22314 /(703) 212-2006 / nccpr(at)nccpr(dot)org