Child Welfare System

Child Welfare System
Debbie Marez
San Antonio Community College

Sociology 1306 Section: 017

Professor Tina Yarbrough

I have always been interested in counseling as a profession and have thought about maybe one day working for Child Protective Services or being a counselor at a school. Therefore I choose to research the child welfare system and initiatives that have been taken to improve it.

  1. Marble, L. U. S. Dept. Of justice, Office of justice programs, office of juvenile justice                               and delinquency prevention, [1999]. (1999) Initiatives to improve child welfare outcomes. Washington, DC: United States federal depository library document... J 32.21:119. Retrieved from

Descriptive Annotation: This article is a government document retrieved from the website of The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention which is a component of the Office of Justice Programs and is two pages in length. Written by Lynn Marble who is a writer-editor for the Juvenile Justice Clearing house, the article highlights some of the efforts that are ongoing to improve child welfare.

Critical Annotation: The article covers “how the public and private sectors are intensifying efforts to ensure that child welfare services result in positive outcomes for children and families. The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (P.L. 105–80), which requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop outcome measures to rate the performance
Of State child welfare programs; 1 and (2) the growing use of managed care principles (including fiscal accountability) by child welfare services”. This article provides a look into different initiatives that are being done by the child welfare league of America, National initiatives, University based initiatives, state initiatives, and most importantly Agency based initiatives. I find it gives you a better understanding...