Child Welfare: Enhanced Federal Oversight of Title IV-B Could Provide States Additional Information to Improve Services

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "In 2001, states determined that over 900,000 children were the victims of abuse or neglect. In fiscal year 2003, subparts 1 and 2 of Title IV-B of the Social Security Act provided $697 million in federal funding for services to help families address problems that lead to child abuse and neglect. This report describes (1) the services provided and populations served under subparts 1 and 2; (2) federal oversight of subpart 1; and (3) existing research on the effectiveness of services unique to subpart 1--that is, ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. September 10, 2003.

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "In 2001, states determined that over 900,000 children were the victims of abuse or neglect. In fiscal year 2003, subparts 1 and 2 of Title IV-B of the Social Security Act provided $697 million in federal funding for services to help families address problems that lead to child abuse and neglect. This report describes (1) the services provided and populations served under subparts 1 and 2; (2) federal oversight of subpart 1; and (3) existing research on the effectiveness of services unique to subpart 1--that is, when states used subpart 1, but not subpart 2, to fund programs in a particular service category. The report focuses primarily on subpart 1 because little research exists on this subpart, while studies have been conducted on subpart 2."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Child Welfare: Enhanced Federal Oversight of Title IV-B Could Provide States Additional Information to Improve Services, report, September 10, 2003; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc291041/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.