The Children and Family Research Center

The Children and Family Research Center, located in Urbana, Illinois, is an independent research organization created jointly in 1996 at the School of Social Work by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The goal of the Center is to identify research needs and support research that is policy and practice relevant and encourage and facilitate public child welfare research activities through collaborative relationships.

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May 2014 / Presentation 
Examining Outcomes of Differential Response: Results from Three Randomized Controlled Trials in Colorado, Illinois, and Ohio
Jurisdictions across the country have adopted dual-track systems and there has been increasing focus on building the evidence base around this innovative approach to CPS services. In 2009, Colorado, Illinois and Ohio were selected by the National…


Feb 2014
CFRC is Looking for a Research Specialist/Senior Research Specialist
The CFRC is seeking applications for a Research Specialist/Senior Research Specialist.


Feb 2014
The CFRC Newsletter for February 2014
In this issue: "CFRC Releases Differential Response Final Evaluation Report," "FY2013 B.H. Monitoring Report Now Available," "2nd Annual LGBT Research Symposium: Call for Papers and Presentations," and "LGBTQ Youth Ages 14 - 18 Sought for…


Jan 2014 / Report 
Conditions of Children in or at Risk of Foster Care in Illinois: 2012 Monitoring Report of the B.H. Consent Decree
This annual report provides information on the performance of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services with regard to the outcomes for children who are in or at risk of substitute care. This monitoring report, required as part of the…