Child and Family Services Review
The Child and Family Services Review is a collaborative effort between the federal and state governments to monitor child welfare and juvenile justice services in each state. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau conducts the review.
There are three phases to the Child and Family Services Review. In the first phase, the State develops a comprehensive assessment of child welfare and juvenile justice services throughout the state. The second phase of the review consists of an onsite review, conducted by both federal and state partners. In the third phase of the review, the state develops a program improvement plan that it will implement over the following two-year time period.
In July 2008, the State participated in its second round of federal review. The State is now implementing a program improvement plan based on findings from the review.