Child Representation Evaluations

[We are making every effort to collect all the evaluations of child representation in child welfare cases. If you know of an evaluation that is not listed here, would you please contact us at qic-childrep@umich.edu?
Thank you!]

Read our Review of Existing Evaluations of Child Representation for an analysis of the following articles.

For the complete study report, please click on hyperlink.

Abramson, S. (1991). Use of court-appointed advocates to assist in permanency planning for minority children. Child Welfare, Volume 70, Number 4, July-August 1991.

Berliner, L., Fitzgerald, M. and Alving, M. (1998) Court appointed special advocates for children in Washington State: A review of effectiveness. Washington State Institute for Public Policy, November 1998.

Calkins, C. and Millar, M., Ph.D. (1999). The effectiveness of court appointed special advocates to assist in permanency planning. In, Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal Volume 16, Number 1, February 1999.

Goodman, G.S., Edelstein, R.S., Mitchell, E.B., and Myers, J.E.B. (2008). A comparison of types of attorney representation for children in California juvenile court dependency cases.  In, Child Abuse & Neglect 32 (2008) 497–501. 

Hess, C., Swanke, S. and Batson, A. (2007). An evaluation of the North Dakota guardian ad litem project. HB Consultation and Evaluation Associates, Grand Forks, ND

Judicial Council of California. (2004). Dependency counsel caseload study and service delivery model analysis. San Francisco, CA: Administrative Office of the Courts.

Litzelfelner, P. (2000). The effectiveness of CASAs in achieving positive outcomes for children. Child Welfare; Mar/Apr 2000; 79, 2.

Lukowski, G.A and Davies, H.J. (2002). A challenge for change: Implementation of the Michigan lawyer-guardian ad litem statute. The American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law for the Governor's Task Force on Children's Justice.

Pitchal, E.S., Freundlich, M.D., Kendrick, C. (2009). Evaluation  of the guardian ad litem System. Nebraska. National Association of Counsel for Children.

Stotzel, M. and Fegert, J.M. (2006). The representation of the legal interests of children and adolescents in Germany: a study of the children’s guardian from a child’s perspective.  International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family 20, (2006), 201-224.

Zinn, A. E. & Slowriver, J. (2008) Expediting Permanency: Legal Representation for Foster Children in Palm Beach County. Chicago: Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago.