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Child Protection Screening

Project Scope: This evaluation will examine the effectiveness of the child protective screening process used by county departments of social services and determine whether there are differences in how county departments of social services approach child protection screening and identify the need for a child protection response. The evaluation will also evaluate state supervision and guidelines for child protection screening. In North Carolina, child protective services are state-supervised by the Department of Health and Human Services and county-administered by 100 county departments of social services. Child protection screening is the process used by county departments of social services to determine whether reports of child maltreatment require a child protection response.

Project Mandate: 2018–19 Work Plan

Agency or Agencies Under Review: Department of Health and Human Services

Project Lead: Sara Nienow

Status Report for Week Ending November 8, 2019:

  • Editing presentation
  • Report scheduled to be released on 11/18/2019
  • Presentation scheduled for 11/18/2019
Program Evaluation Division, North Carolina General Assembly
Legislative Office Building, Suite 100
300 North Salisbury Street , Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
919-301-1404