The CRP has two major committees that focus on legislative concerns and community outreach efforts. The parameters for each committee are to engage in evidence-based research, best-practice services and critical policy issues. if you would like additional information on how to get involved in any of these activities, please contact the CRP Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
Past CRP Projects
1. Research Project Regarding Children with Short Stays in Foster Care
The DC CRP designed and implemented a project that investigated why, over the last six years, 25% to 35% of the children CFSA placed in foster care were returned to their families in a short period of time. After extensive research, including analysis of CFSA's case files on these children, the CRP issued a report that found that the majority of these children should not have been placed in emergency foster care in the first place.
2. Mandated Reporter Training Project with George Washington University management Group
Between January and April 2011, the CRP initiated a project with GW University students to research the current Mandated Reporter Training procedures and make recommendations to CFSA, and any and all other relevant parties, for improvement.
The group conducted the following activities and submitted a final report outlining their policy recommendations to the CRP:
Accessed the mandated reporting website at http://cfsa.dc.gov
Engaged in the training, including getting the certificate
Examined the categories of specific professions as mandated reporter and make suggestion about any additions that should be added to the list
Examined the outcomes as to what one should know after completing the mandated reporting training and make suggestions about any additions that should be added.
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