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National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrator's Strategic Partnership Chapter. (A part of the PPCWI)

Analysis of the Washington Federation of State Employees Position Paper.

AFSCME/Washington Federation of State Employees Position Paper: Improving Outcomes for Children and Families Service by DSHS Children's Administration through Savings and Reinvestment of Services, January 2010.

Performance-Based Contracting For Services: A Survey of NIGP Members (pdf)

Note: The Texas Alliance report is in direct response to the Center for Public Policy Priorities' report. Please consider reviewing both to provide a balanced view of this issue.

Drawing the Line between Public and Private Responsibility in Child Welfare: The Texas Debate

Child Welfare Privatization: Finding the Line between Fact and Fiction

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) Topical Paper #1: Assessing Site Readiness: Considerations About Transitioning To A Privatized Child Welfare System by Planning and Learning Technologies and Urban Institute

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) Topical Paper #2: Child Welfare Privatization Initiatives: Program and Fiscal Design Elements in Privatized Child Welfare Programs by Planning and Learning Technologies and the Urban Institute

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) Topical Paper #3: Child Welfare Privatization Initiatives: Evolving Roles by Public and Private Agencies in Privatized Child Welfare Systems by Planning and Learning Technologies and the Urban Institute

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) Topical Paper #4: Evaluating Privatized Child Welfare Programs: A Guide For Program Managers by Planning and Learning Technolgies and Urban Institute

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) Topical Paper #5:Preparing Effective Contracts In Privatized Child Welfare Systems by Planning and Learning Technolgies and Urban Institute

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) Topical Paper #6: Ensuring Quality in Contracted Child Welfare Services.

Collins-Camargo, C., Ensign, K., & Flaherty, C. (2007) The National Quality Improvement Center on the Privatization of Child Welfare Services: A program description. Research on Social Work Practice. OnlineFirst, published on September 20, 2007.
http://rsw.sagepub.com/cgi/rapidpdf/1049731507303495v1

Exploring the Role of Privatization in Child Welfare: The National QIC, Chilren’s Bureau Express, March 2008 Vol. 9, No. 2
http://cbexpress.acf.hhs.gov/articles.cfm?article_id=1497&ref=htmlEml

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) Project Overview:  Child Welfare Privatization Initiatives:  Assessing Their Implications for the Child Welfare Field and for Federal Child Welfare Programs by Planning and Learning Technologies and the Urban Institute (pdf)
The ASPE Project is available at http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/07/CWPI/

Approaches to Performance Based Contracts for Social Services (pdf) by Lawrence L. Martin
The Council of State Governments "State News"
Document in Adobe .pdf format.

Wulczyn, F. (2007). Monitoring Child Welfare Programs: Performance Improvement in a CQI Context. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago, Chapin Hall, Center for Children.
http://www.chapinhall.org/article_abstract.aspx?ar=1448

Related Publications

Dollars and Sense: A Guide to Achieving Adoptions Through Public-Private Partnership
Document in Adobe .pdf format.

Shady Deals in the Sunshine State: The Florida Model of Privatization
http://www.afscme.org/docs/shady.pdf

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