May 10, 2004 Better Use of Data Could Improve Child and Family Services Reviews The federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and many state officials perceive the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSR) as a valuable process and a substantial undertaking, but some data enhancements could improve its reliability. In 2001, the ACF implemented the CFSR to increase states' accountability. The CFSR uses states' data profiles and statewide assessments, as well as interviews and on-site case reviews, to measure state performance on 14 outcomes and systemic factors, including child well-being and the . . .
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