"Using Evaluation for Long-Term Sustainability." The webinar was coordinated by the James Bell Associates National Evaluation Team.
Dr. Rivera is heading up the ongoing evaluation of the Family Connections Program in Jackson County,
Oregon. The evaluation is a 3-year study. The mission of the Family
Connection Grant Program is to help children who are in, or at risk of
entering, foster care to reconnect with family members.
The evaluation by Dr. Rivera includes comparing child welfare outcomes
for a control group of families whose cases have been handled in the
standard way, rather than by diversion to this type of family treatment.
This program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families.