Improving Outcomes Together: Court and Child Welfare Collaboration

  • June 22, 2005
The dependency court and the child welfare agency are both responsible for protecting children and mending families. Yet, too often, the court and the agency work on their common goals independently of one another.

This paper explores the ways in which juvenile and family courts and child welfare agencies across the country are sharing data and information, and collaborating with one another outside the courtroom in order to improve outcomes for the children in their care.