Policy Report Publications

Policy Report 1 April 2006
Lasting Impressions: A Guide to Photolisting Children

Designed for adoption professionals and foster families who will be preparing children to be photolisted, this guide includes step-by-step instruction on how to write descriptions of children and take or arrange children’s photographs, and covers best practices on sharing information about children that will be viewed through channels that everyone can access.

Lasting Impressions: A Guide to Photolisting Children
Policy Report 1 February 2006

States and cities across the country are now implementing concurrent planning as an answer to expediting permanency for children in foster care. This report documents the implementation of the process in New York State. Featuring interviews with state and national child welfare professionals as well as focus groups with parents, foster parents, and caseworkers, this […]

Policy Report 1 July 2004

A comprehensive report on child welfare systems’ reliance on group homes and institutions as placements for children in foster care, concluding that despite what is known from research about the highly negative impact of institutional care on children, “orphanages” are unfortunately likely to remain a placement option for foster children in many communities.

Policy Report 1 June 2004
Time Running Out: Teens in Foster Care (2003)

An in-depth look at the experiences and outcomes for youth in congregate care in New York City, addressing placements, services, safety, and permanency for youth in congregate care, including youth involvement in planning and decision-making and youth transitioning out of the foster care system.

Time Running Out: Teens in Foster Care (2003)
Policy Report 1 May 2004
A Case of Double Jeopardy? Youth Involvement in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems (executive summary, 2004)

A comprehensive look at the experiences of young people in foster care who have committed delinquent acts, examining the extent to which law, policy, and practice support appropriate outcomes for young people, and the ability of child welfare officials and foster parents to advocate on behalf of these children. Full report available for order from […]

A Case of Double Jeopardy? Youth Involvement in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems (executive summary, 2004)