Transition-Age Youth Research & Evaluation Hub (TAY-Hub) Launch
CCWIP is pleased to announce the launch of the TAY-Hub web portal.
The TAY-Hub focuses on older adolescents and young adults involved with the California child welfare system. Mark Courtney and Andrea Lane Eastman are Co-Directors of the TAY-Hub. If you are interested in subscribing to the TAY-Hub newsletter please contact Andrea.Eastman@berkeley.edu
Daniel Webster, CCWIP’s Principal Investigator, directs TAY-Hub web reporting.
With the launch, three new online reports are available this quarter:
Placement Type Label Update
The Placement Type label “Group” has been updated to “Group/STRTP.” The new label reflects the increase in placements in facilities designated as Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs (STRTPs). Please note that this does not represent a change in methodology; the category has included both placement types in previous quarters.
For details regarding Placement Type categories, please see the Placement Type methodology.
New in Q1 2022 -- (07/01/2022) Public and Secure Websites
We added California Detail Views (crosstab counts) to the Allegations, Entries, and In Care reports.
Click on the 'California Detail View' to generate statewide crosstab output, and 'Report Options' button to specify time period, row and column dimensions for cross tabulations of statewide data.
The crosstab output is available in an interactive chart and as a data table.
Crosstabs are available directly via the following links: Allegations Detail View Entries Detail View In Care Detail View
Following the addition of runaway status to CWS/CMS, we modified our foster care placement data to more accurately identify runaway status. Across reports, this has caused shifts versus earlier extracts in placement type distributions, particularly reductions in Group Care and increases in the Runaway and Other categories. Changes are most notable in earlier time periods, in probation-supervised care, and when predominant placement type is selected. The predominant placement type data may be of interest to the field. We will continue to investigate and note these trends in the coming quarters.
Please see the Foster Care Files section, for information regarding the construction of the UCB_FC and UCB_FC_AFCARS datasets, at: Notes on the Source Data
For details regarding the determination of placement type, please see:
Placement Type Methodology (Opens in new window)
The public CWS Outcomes reports are now available via links to the applicable measures.
A specialized index allows access to the publicly available reports, for both child-welfare-supervised and probation-supervised care. Public CWS Outcomes Index
We revised CCWIP’s Foster Care Data File (UCB_FC)
to include additional data, remove outdated variables, and simplify future modifications.
For details, please see the ‘Notes on Source Data’ and ‘Foster Care Files’ pages.
New in Q1 2021 -- (07/01/2021)
Safety Dashboard: California Child Safety Indicators This new overview, drawn from multiple reports, provides visualizations of state-level child-safety data. Hover your mouse over charts to view data. Use info buttons to access contextual notes, menu icons to download charts, or the 'Explore Report Data' buttons to access the detailed reports associated with the charts. Please visit: Visit Safety Dashboard
Investigation Rates Report The Investigation Rates report provides information about child maltreatment investigations in the context of California's child population. Visit Investigation Rates (public site)
County Memorization Feature A new county memorization feature allows you to retain your county selection across reports within a session.
Under 'Report Options' on any report, enable 'Remember County Selection.'
Between 12/23/2020 and 03/12/2021 the posted 3-S1 denominators for Los Angeles County for the October 2019-September 2020 time period were incorrect. We apologize for the error. With the corrected denominators, the county rates per 100,000 days improved from the previously posted values.
New in Q3 2020 -- (12/23/2020)
Child Maltreatment Allegations/Child Count Multi-County View added - provides counts over time for California and individual counties. Visit Allegations
Poverty Disparity Indices by Ethnicity These reports examine the degree to which groups of children have contact with the child welfare system at higher or lower rates than their presence in the poverty population. Visit Poverty Disparity Indices
Disparity Indices by Ethnicity A new analysis! These reports examine the degree to which groups of children have contact with the child welfare system at higher or lower rates than their presence in the general population. Visit Disparity Indices
New in Q1 2020 -- (6/30/2020)
Please note: Since its February 2020 launch (Q3 2019 extract) percentage calculations on the public site have included the category Missing, if present. Previously Missing was excluded from percentage calculations. This change supports adherence to data de-identification guidelines and allows users to identify trends in missing data. With the Q1 2020 extract, this approach was implemented on the secure site.
Recent changes to CWS/CMS have allowed for better coding of a child or youth’s sexual orientation gender identity and expression (SOGIE). In order to bring existing reports in line with these changes, we have updated Gender breakouts to reflect Sex at Birth, and added Intersex as an option. Categories now include Male, Female, Intersex, and Missing. For more information please consult: CDSS ALL COUNTY LETTER (ACL) NO. 19-20 https://www.cdss.ca.gov/Portals/9/ACL/2019/19-20.pdf?ver=2019-04-03-081756-557
Please note -- (5/5/2020)
For reports with row dimensions available to select, the category “missing” (when available) is included in percent calculations.
New public-facing website -- (3/1/2020)
Greetings from the California Child Welfare Indicators Project (CCWIP)! We are pleased to announce that on March 1, 2020, we launched our new public-facing website:
We are so excited about this platform and encourage you to visit the site, explore, and let us know what you think. You have likely heard that recent Data De-identification Guidelines (DDG) adopted by CDSS require that any cell size less than 11 be masked in order to protect the confidentiality of individuals served by CDSS and the counties. While the new website was designed to adhere to these requirements, we have also used this opportunity to update our reporting platform with some new features. Specifically, you will notice that reports have been grouped and displayed with new organization. You may also notice that it is much easier to navigate through multiple reports since returning to the Report Index is now a possible, but not required, option to change measures. Most excitingly, you will notice that tables and graphs are much more interactive on the new website, allowing users to modify output at the same time they view and explore the data.
Please note that while our priority for the new website is to maintain as much functionality as possible while adhering to the DDG, some features may be lost in the short-term while we determine how they can be incorporated into the site while continuing to protect confidentiality. To this end, we have focused on providing trend data over time, with as many breakouts as possible considering the DDG. Further, we will continue to post county-specific AB636 quarterly outcomes workbooks (masked versions) for Child Welfare and Probation to support county system improvement efforts. Unmasked versions of these documents will be transmitted directly to the counties from CDSS.
We look forward to hearing your feedback on our new website, and to continuing our collective work toward child welfare system improvement!
The California Child Welfare Indicators (CCWIP) Team