Program Impacts, Outcomes and Reports

The report below presents a longitudinal analysis on 1,905 children (median age =10, std =6.1) who were initially removed from home and entered into RI DCYF foster care between 2000-2001 without prior removal and adjudication in the RI juvenile justice system. These children were followed until their 18th birthday or until their first adjudication 1) to measure time to event between foster care entry and first adjudication and 2) to identify predictors of juvenile justice involvement among children who experienced child welfare foster care system. 

Predictors of Juvenile Justice involvement among children with a history of foster care

DCYF, in collaboration with community providers, offers various community based services as part of early efforts to preserve families caring for their children and youth as well as to promote their overall well-being. The community based program reports provide a preliminary surveillance on the profile of children, youth and families receiving DCYF funded community based services. This information can assist RI’s Child Welfare System of Care in service array planning to meet the needs of children and families.

Selected outcomes on children/youth entering community based programs, 2018

Selected outcomes on children/youth entering community based programs, 2016

Selected outcomes on children/youth entering community based programs, 2015

Parenting with Love & Limits (PLL) is a program within the DCYF service array aimed at supporting and improving the well-being of children, youth and families involved with the Department. This report is to inform readers about the characteristics of youth who receive PLL in Rhode Island and the percentage of youth who experience child welfare or juvenile justice outcomes after completing PLL.

Parenting with Love & Limits (PLL), Data and Evaluation (2016)

The purpose of this report is to identify characteristics, of youth who received multi-systemic therapy (MST), that are associated with three outcomes within one year post MST completion: 1) removal from home; 2) a stay at the juvenile correction facility (Rhode Island Training School, RITS) including detention and adjudication; and 3) adjudication in the juvenile justice system.

Multi-systemic Therapy in Rhode Island, 2008-2011