Key Takeaway:
This review of the book Fostering Accountability concludes that the editors provide child welfare administrators with a cogent and comprehensive description of how results-oriented accountability might be implemented in a modern child welfare agency.

Author(s)

This review of the edited book, Fostering Accountability: Using Evidence to Guide and Improve Child Welfare Policy, concludes that the editors Mark Testa and John Poertner provide child welfare administrators with a cogent and comprehensive description of how results-oriented accountability - a focus on evaluating outcomes as opposed to processes - might be implemented in a modern child welfare agency. The reviewer's single concern was the lack of a substantial discussion regarding improving the graduate level training of child welfare professionals.

Citation

Mienko, J. A. (2011). [Review of the book Fostering accountability: Using evidence to guide and improve child welfare policy, by M.F. Testa & J. Poertner (Eds.)]. Children and Youth Services Review 33(1), 204-205.