Models of Parent Representation Study
Models of Parent Representation Study
By: Timothy Ross, Categories: Child welfare, Comments Off on Models of Parent Representation Study

Funded by Casey Family Programs and in partnership with New York University School of Law, Action Research is conducting a study to understand different models of parent representation.  The study will compare the outcomes associated with different models of parent legal representation in the New York City Family Court and seek to understand the processes that contribute to these outcomes.  The evaluation takes a mixed-methods approach, using propensity score matching techniques to compare quantitative outcomes as well as interviews with parents, court staff, attorneys, and other key stakeholders to understand the strengths and weakness of the different models.  The Casey Family Programs Human Subjects Committee, the NYU IRB, the Action Research IRB, and the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) research committees reviewed and approved the protocols for this study.