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NDACAN Measure Details

RPG-2 Permanency Data


Permanency data, information about where children reside following removal from the home, is one type of administrative data requested from grantees. Grantees requested information on permanency of children directly from state child welfare agencies. Grantees provided child welfare agencies a list of children that they had enrolled in RPG, and asked the organization to provide permanency information on this subset of children. This data returned to grantees contained information on dates of removal, dates of placement into different settings, and whether removals ultimately ended in permanency. Using this data, the cross-site evaluation team created person-level indicator variables for whether a given incident, removal and placement, occurred in a particular period. Periods of interest were one year prior to RPG enrollment, and the one year period following RPG enrollment for a given child.


Strong, D., Avellar, S., Cole, R., & D'Angelo, A. (2014). RPG-2 permanency data [Instrument]. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research.