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Fostering accountability : using evidence to guide and improve child welfare policy

Author: Mark Testa; John Poertner
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Testa; John Poertner
ISBN: 9780195321302 0195321308
OCLC Number: 1038546135
Description: x, 390 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Child welfare in the twenty-first century : outcomes, value tensions, and agency risks / Mark F. Testa, John Poertner --
Logic of results-oriented accountability : populations, interventions, comparisons, and outcomes / Mark F. Testa --
Outcomes monitoring in child welfare / Tom McDonald, Mark F. Testa --
Data for policy planning and analysis / Mark F. Testa --
Research review of evidence in child welfare / John Poertner --
Evaluation of child welfare interventions / Mark F. Testa --
Results-oriented management : using evidence for quality improvement / Terry Moore --
Flexibility, innovation, and experimentation : the rise and fall of child welfare waiver demonstrations / Mark F. Testa --
Performance-based contracting : aligning incentives with outcomes to produce results / Ken Taylor, Michael Shaver --
Fostering and sustaining university/agency partnerships / Joan Levy Zlotnik.
Responsibility: edited by Mark F. Testa, John Poertner.

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