12. Evaluation Use


The California Department of Social Services created the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, which allows child welfare providers and professionals to “identify, select, and implement evidence-based child welfare practices that will improve child safety, increase permanency, increase family and community stability, and promote child and family well-being.” This tool helps identify evidence-based practices and provides guidance and support for program implementation. The clearinghouse’s numerical rating scale categorizes programs into six tiers of evidence and uses a relevance scale as a complement to the scientific rating scale and to demonstrate applicability for client populations.

Issue Areas: Child Welfare