The Office of Child Welfare Evaluation, Support, and Technology provides essential research, evaluation, and support activities to regional, state, and national child welfare partners. OCWEST provides real-time, solution-driven services, consultation, and recommendations for improving child and family outcomes through research, evaluation, and technology utilization. Faculty and staff provide expert consultation and implementation support in research areas such as methodology selection, data analyses, data interpretation, and report writing. Additionally, OCWEST faculty and staff serve as research and evaluation advisors to public and private child welfare partners in order to assess and further develop an agency’s overall research and evaluation capacity. OCWEST focuses on employing translational science modalities to help child welfare organizations further their mission to build high quality community based human service systems by reducing the gap between child welfare research and practice.


KSTEP & START Community Process Assessment (CPS)

Tracking Transitions

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