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Children and Youth Services Review provides a forum for rigorous scholarship relevant to policies, programs and practices that support disadvantaged or otherwise vulnerable children, young people and families and the systems designed to provide them with assistance. The journal promotes interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, theory development, application and dissemination of findings, and the translation of knowledge to practice.
In 2001, the United States launched a new federal accountability and review process called Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSR). The goal of the CFSR is to increase the effectiveness of state systems by measuring client outcomes in terms of reunification or adoption and placement stability for children in out-of-home care. To accomplish this, agencies undergo a rigorous on-site review where federal auditors examine case files and conduct interviews with agency stakeholders and parents or children involved in a particular case. The outcome of this review is a statewide report and recommendations on how to improve.
Children and Youth Services Review is published by Elsevier. This journal is abstracted and indexed in Medline. This journal is available in print and online. The ISSN number is 0965-0043. It is also a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics. For more information, please see the Instructions for Authors page.