Research Findings

Major Take-Aways from Evaluation

Compared with the control attorneys, QIC-trained attorneys:
  • Showed a strong interest in learning from experts and from each other.
  • Changed their approach to the cases in the direction sought by the intervention.
  • Initiated more contact with the children they represented.
  • Increased communications with others involved in their cases.
  • Were more actively involved in conflict resolution and negotiation activities.
  • This resulted in measurable improvement in permanency outcomes for children.
  • Children represented by QIC treatment attorneys in Washington were 40% more likely to experience permanency within six months of placement.

The full Research Findings are reported in CHILDREN’S JUSTICE, Chapter 10, pp. 163 – 178 including charts and more nuanced evaluations of the effect of the intervention.


Chapin Hall's Evaluation of the QIC-ChildRep Best Practice Model Training for Attorneys Representing Children in Child Welfare is now available in executive summary and full report formats.

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