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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.

UNDERSTANDING CHILD WELFARE

In this one brilliant 11-minute video, the Director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services tells you just about everything you need to know about child welfare and foster care in America:

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, 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

Almost everything on this site boiled down to two pages. 

SOLUTIONS: FIXING CHILD WELFARE IN AMERICA

• Doing Child Welfare Right

Civil Liberties Without Exception: NCCPR’s Due Process Agenda for Children and Families

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.

80 PERCENT FAILURE: A Brief Analysis of the Casey Family Programs Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study.

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. NCCPR’s briefing paper and recommendations on how the federal government pays for family preservation and foster care.

NEW: MINORITY REPORT. Our analysis of the dreadful recommendations from a federal advisory commission on child abuse fatalities. Full analysispress release, Updates on the NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

NEW: THE CHILDREN WRONGED BY “CHILDREN’S RIGHTS” How the 800 pound gorilla of child welfare litigation sometimes harms the children it wants to help.

CHILD ABUSE IS WAY DOWN (DON’T TELL ANYONE) Our analysis of a major new study of child abuse (NIS-4)

WHAT DOES, AND DOES NOT, WORK TO CURB CHILD ABUSE FATALITIES: From the NCCPR Child Welfare Blog: Our analysis of an important study, including a link to the full study.

THE CASE AGAINST CASA: How the Most Sacred Cow in Child Welfare Hurts the Children it is Meant to Help

RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT: WHAT THE RESEARCH TELLS US (and all-purpose foster care-industrial complex excuse check-list).

WHERE ARE AMERICA’S FOSTER CHILDREN? Our interactive database showing which states overuse the worst forms of care, and which make most use of the least harmful option

WHEN CHILDREN WITNESS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: EXPERT OPINION

•A CHILD WELFARE TIMELINE: Setting the Record Straight on Recent Child Welfare History

A FOSTER PARENT SPEAKS OUT. A foster parent shares her observations about the child welfare system in her state.

UPDATED: EPIDEMIC OF HYPE: How hysteria over heroin methamphetamine has become the latest excuse to “take the child and run.”

•”CHILDREN’S RIGHTS” SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOURTH AMENDMENT: Our special website about Camreta v. Greene, the first major child protective services case to reach the U.S. Supreme Court in 21 years.

THE CHILDREN WHO DON’T MATTER TO “EVERY CHILD MATTERS” From the NCCPR Child Welfare Blog, a series of posts analyzing ECM’s grossly misleading report on child abuse. And see also our 2010 update.

THE TROUBLE WITH CFSRs. NCCPR’s analysis of the federal government’s Child and Family Services Reviews.

PENN STATE CHILD ABUSE SCANDAL RESOURCE PAGE. We provide the facts to counter post-Penn State paranoia.

 WHY MORE MANDATORY REPORTING HURTS CHILDREN. As Congress considers legislation to turn every American into a mandated reporter of child abuse, we explain why more mandatory reporting will backfire.

 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.

AN ANALYSIS OF ASFA: From the New England Law Review, NCCPR Executive Director Richard Wexler’s analysis of the so-called Adoption and Safe Families Act.

STATE, LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL REPORTS

NCCPR has issued reports on child welfare in many states as well as in Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. We also have published a presentation on child welfare in the United Kingdom. They are available on   OUR STATE REPORT INDEX PAGE.

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