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Child Welfare National Data Analysis System (FS 99120) November 1999
2 page(s)
Walsh, N.
Describes the Nation's first comprehensive and interactive child welfare database: the National Data Analysis System (NDAS). NDAS, a free online service provided by the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) and 30 sponsoring State agencies, includes child welfare data from all 50 States and the District of Columbia. The database allows practitioners to create customized tables and graphs and to compare a State's data with data from other States. Through NDAS, users also have easy Web access to child welfare data and can download data underlying the tables they view or create on the database. Available data sets, collected by the Federal government, CWLA, and other national organizations, include reports alleging abuse or neglect referred for investigation, fatalities from abuse or neglect, the number of children in out-of-home placements, and the number of children placed in adoption. Demographic information is available for these and other data sets on NDAS.