The Cost of Protecting Vulnerable Children II

Research Report

The Cost of Protecting Vulnerable Children II

What has Changed since 1996?

Abstract

This report documents states' total child welfare spending from federal, state, and local sources in state fiscal year (SFY) 1998; changes in total spending since SFY 1996; changes in federal, state, and local spending since SFY 1996; states' spending on contracted services in SFY 1998; and how these funds were used for out-of-home placements, adoption, administration, or other services.

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