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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Nov 2016 / In the News

The CFRC Newsletter for November 2016

In this issue: Pictures from our 20th anniversary celebration, completion of the 2016 B.H. Report, a new CFRC website launch, and much more!
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Aug 2016 / In the News

The CFRC Newsletter for August 2016

In this issue: Notes from a recent DCFS town hall in Springfield, an “Inside the CFRC” feature on the 4th annual LGBTQ Research Symposium, updates on our Differential Response and Title IV-E waiver evaluations, and much more!
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Jun 2016 / Research Brief

What Happens When a Child is Reported to Child Protective Services?

All 50 states have systems for reporting suspected abuse and neglect to child protective services (CPS), and reports are made on thousands of children every year. Outcomes of reporting vary widely, ranging from screening out with no further action…
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