The National Quality Improvement Center on the Privatization of Child Welfare Services has completed its national needs assessment and knowledge gaps analysis in Phase I of this initiative, and will now move to Phase II. During this second phase, we will learn from three funded efforts, assist local evaluation efforts, conduct a cross site analysis of their progress and outcomes, and disseminate knowledge and lessons learned.
Through a competitive application process, the QIC PCW and the Children’s Bureau have selected the following projects for funding beginning January 1, 2007 through September 30, 2010. These projects will be testing models of performance-based contracting and quality assurance systems. Following are brief descriptions of the three grantees. More expanded descriptions will follow after an initial round of site visits.