ChildStat is a management accountability and quality improvement process that was created to examine New York City’s child welfare outcomes. This 28-page guide describes the history, goals and core features of the approach, along with lessons learned about implementation. It also shows how ChildStat can produce changes in agency norms and practices for client- and child-serving public systems. 

February 5, 2015

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How ChildStat uses data to monitor and reform child welfare practice.

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    Why both qualitative and quantitative data are necessary.

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    Who is involved in all ChildStat meetings.

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    How to implement zone management for child welfare system reform.

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    How to run a typical ChildStat meeting.

Key Takeaway

Defining ChildStat

ChildStat examines system performance in child welfare agencies and emphasizes accountability and joint responsibility for all cases. It helps identify where improvements are needed using a comprehensive management accountability and quality improvement process.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations