Illinois Department of Children & Family Services Evaluation
For more than a decade, DCFS has partnered with MHSPP to improve outcomes for children and families by providing technical assistance, implementation support, and program evaluation for a wide range of initiatives. Current projects include providing support for DCFS’ systemwide implementation of standardized assessment (for more information, please visit sites.northwestern.edu/cans), support for DCFS’ clinical division and its programs (e.g., IPS/SASS, ODPRJ, and Placement Administration), and support for DCFS’ trauma initiatives. Other innovative work includes performance-based contracting for residential treatment and support for the Statewide Provider Database. MHSPP faculty and staff also provide support for initiatives related to the B.H. Consent Decree.