Maintained/created by: Child Trends and Casey Family Programs
Geographic unit of data: U.S. state
Keywords: adoption assistance, child abuse, child neglect, child welfare, demonstration waivers, domestic violence, foster care, guardianship, kin placements, Medicaid, noncustodial parents, older youth, private kin arrangements, social services block grant, TANF, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, title IV, welfare
Users can view maps and tables related to child welfare policies in the United States.
The State Child Welfare Policy Database contains a variety of information related to child welfare policies in each state. Data topics are grouped under the following categories: child welfare financing; definitions of child abuse and neglect; differential response; domestic violence; fostering connections policies; kinship care policies; mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect; older youth in foster care; maltreatment prevention programs; and family foster care reimbursement rates.
Users can search by topic or by state. Data is presented in either a table (for state specific information) or by map (for data topic information). Data is available on a state level. Data tables are available for download in Excel format.
The data source is clearly labeled, and a link to the data source or to the state’s welfare website is provided.