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Client Characteristics and Outcomes Are Similar for Both Administrative and Judicial Review of Child Abuse Cases, Report No. 01-06, February 2001
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This is the second of two reports on the Department of Children and Families’ administrative review process for child abuse investigations. In this report, we compare the characteristics and outcomes of children whose child protection investigations were subsequently examined by the department’s administrative review process and those whose cases were reviewed through the court system. Our analysis of child abuse reports that were investigated and closed during the period from January 3, 2000, through September 30, 2000, determined that
  • children in both groups have similar demographic profiles and similar types of verified maltreatment, and
  • about one-fourth of the children in both groups had subsequent alleged abuse reports.

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 04-03 Special Report: DCF Needs to Improve Child Protection Staff Training and Clarify DCF and Lead Agency Roles, published in January 2004.
  • Report No. 02-65 Progress Report: The Department Still Lacks Data Needed to Assess the Child Safety Administrative Review Process, published in December 2002.
  • Report No. 02-16 Progress Report of Justification Review: Child Protection Program, Department of Children and Families, published in March 2002.
  • Report No. 01-38 Program Review: Legislature Should Establish Foster Care Excess Federal Earnings Program Despite Slow Start, published in August 2001.
  • Report No. 01-14 Justification Review: Child Protection Program, published in March 2001.
  • Report No. 99-20 Status Report: Department of Children and Families’ Child Protective Investigation Administrative Review Process, published in December 1999.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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