Regional Partnership Grants Cross-Site Design Report

Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica
May 06, 2019
Authors
Angela D'Angelo, Juliette Henke, Roseana Bess, Yange Xue, Sarah Avellar, Alyson Burnett, Cleo Jacobs Johnson, and Ayesha De Mond

Since 2006, Congress has authorized the Children’s Bureau (CB) within the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to fund discretionary grants for improving safety, well-being, and permanency outcomes for children who are at risk of or are in out-of-home placement because of caregivers’ substance use issues. To build knowledge of effective, collaborative services for children, youth, and families affected by substance use issues, the CB established a cross-site evaluation of RPG projects in 2011.This report describes the cross-site evaluation design for the fourth cohort of RPG projects (RPG4). The report presents an overview of our design for the RPG4 cross-site evaluation, including a conceptual framework to guide the evaluation, research questions, data sources, and collection methods.