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QIC-DR Resources

Year 1 Site Visit Reports:

Cross Site Report: Early Implementation and Fidelity

Colorado Site Visit Report | Colorado Appendix

Illinois Site Visit Report

Ohio Site Visit Report



Differential Response in CPS: Research and Practice Advancement

Protecting Children (26.3) (PDF 8.84 MB) 


Tribal Symposium:

This report provides a brief overview of the Tribal Symposium on Differential Response, held at the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. in summer 2011.


Issue Briefs:
Literature Reviews:


Law and Legislation:
Differential Response in Child Protective Services: A Legal Analysis
This document is an overview of key legal and constitutional issues associated with differential response. It outlines considerations for jurisdictions implementing the approach and analyzes whether differential response affects children’s and parents’ rights.

National Survey:
Differential Response Map
U.S. Map showing the States, tribes and other jurisdictions that are implementing differential response, considering implementation, or implementing similar front-end system reforms. Last updated 10/31/2012.
Brochures for Family and Community:
Illinois Brochure for Families in English or Spanish.

Information Summits:
Policy and Practice Information Summit
Feb. 19-20, 2009
Crystal City, Va.
Download the Final Report
Prevention Information Summit
Feb. 25-26, 2009
Charlotte, N.C.
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Research and Evaluation Summit
March 17-18, 2009
Sacramento, Calif.
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Disproportionality Summit
March 24-25, 2009
Columbus, Ohio
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Differential Response in Child Welfare: Policy, Law and Data
Presentation from the 2009 Meeting for Agencies and Courts
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