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CPR has conducted numerous studies related to child abuse and neglect.  Many of these studies have looked at innovative practices in the investigation and treatment of abuse and neglect cases in human services agencies and the courts.  CPR has conducted evaluations of 12 programs to mediate child maltreatment cases, as well as studies of Family Group Conferencing, joint investigations by police and child protection agencies, and the general processing of abuse and neglect cases.  CPR conducted the largest national study to date on the extent, nature, and validity of sexual abuse allegations arising in the context of a custody or child access dispute.

Dependency Mediation

Evaluation of the Oregon Dependency Mediation Project

2000-2001

Evaluation of Permanent Custody Mediation in the Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Juvenile Court

1999-2001

Evaluation of Permanent Custody Mediation in the Lucas County (Toledo) Juvenile Court

1999-2001

Evaluation of Dependency Court Mediation in Colorado's Fourth Judicial District

1998-1999

Dependency Mediation in the San Francisco Juvenile Court

1996-1998

California Dependency Court Mediation:

Los Angeles, Santa Clara, Sacramento, Tulare, and Contra Costa County

1994-1996

Alternatives to Court Hearings in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

1989-1992

A Comparison of Two Model Child Welfare Demonstration Projects

1987-1988

Mediating Child Abuse Cases in Colorado

1984-1986

 

Additional Child Abuse Research

An Evaluation of Family Group Decision Making in Colorado

1999

Evaluation of Court Appointed Special Advocate Programs in Arapahoe and El Paso Counties

1999

Reducing Delay and Expense in the Juvenile Courts: 

An Assessment of Three Major Foster Care Review Models

1993-1994

The Impact of Legislation and Court Decisions Dealing with Drug Affected Infants

1992-1994

The Impact of Joint Law Enforcement and CPS Agency Investigations of Child Abuse

1990-1994

Dispute Processing in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

1989-1992

The Experiences of Abused Children in the Courts and Child Protective Service Agencies

1987-1990

Evaluation of the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program of Arapahoe County Colorado

1989

The Sexual Abuse Allegations Project

1985-1987

Action Against Assault Training Program

1987

Volunteers in Child Welfare Cases

1985-1986

Interagency Child Sex Abuse Coordination Project

1985-1986

Volunteer Parent Aides to Prevent Child Abuse

1984-1985

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