National Quality Improvement Center on the Privatization of Child Welfare Services

In September, 2011, the National Quality Improvement Center on the Privatization of Child Welfare Services conducted the National Survey of Private Child and Family Serving Agencies in collaboration with the Child Welfare League of America and the Alliance for Children and Families.  Attached you will find the principal results which provide the first national portrait of private agencies serving the child welfare system. 

This report offers essential information outlining private agency characteristics, funding, service array, inter-organizational relationships, pressures on organizational maintenance, and performance measurement and management. Findings in this report will help us better understand the important contributions of the private sector in child welfare work and advocate for even stronger public/private partnerships.