The California Child Welfare Indicators Project (CCWIP) is a collaborative venture between the University of California at Berkeley (UCB) and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). The project is housed in the School of Social Welfare, and provides policymakers, child welfare workers, researchers, and the public with direct access to customizable information on California’s entire child welfare system.

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The California Child Welfare Indicators Project is engaged in ongoing research projects and initiatives that use state child welfare administrative data as well as other linked data sources. Conference presentations and other research output using CWS/CMS data are publicly available on this website to inform policymakers and practitioners on key child welfare issues.

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Children 0-17 in child welfare supervised foster care on October 1, 2014, percent by placement type. For a detailed point-in-time placement count,
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We continue to be very excited about our partnership with the Children’s Data Network (CDN) at USC. The Children’s Data Network is a collaborative focused on the integration and application of data to inform programs and policies for children and their families. [Click here] to read more about CDN and watch a short video about administrative data linkage.
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Center for Social Services Research
University of California at Berkeley
School of Social Welfare
120 Haviland Hall, Berkeley CA 94720-7400