Research & Evaluation Reports

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Differential response is being implemented in a wide range of U.S. states -- and around the world. You can benefit from others’ experience by reading research and evaluation reports that detail differential response as it has been applied in multiple settings and systems:

2006 National Study

2006 National Study on Differential Response (PDF)


Canadian and International Research and Emerging Models of Practice (PDF)


Connecticut Department of Child and Family Services Differential Response System (PDF)

Minnesota, Missouri and Virginia


  • Nevada Differential Response Pilot Project Interim Report (PDF) and Executive Summary (PDF) Posted with permission from the Institute of Applied Research

New Zealand

North Carolina


          Children, Families, and the Courts -- Ohio Bulletin (PDF)


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In October 2008, American Humane Association, in partnership with Walter R. McDonald & Associates and the Institute of Applied Research, was selected to receive a federal cooperative agreement totaling nearly $10 million over five years to develop the National Quality Improvement Center on Differential Response in Child Protective Services. The grant was awarded by the Children’s Bureau of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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