Working to transform the child welfare system.

HB 1609: Conducting an evaluation of resource and assessment centers

Establishes the need for evaluating the outcomes of resource and assessment centers contracted by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families and the entity to do the work: Washington state Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP).  

Outlines the data that WSIPP shall collect related to children in out-of-home care. 

WISPP will provide a report to the DCTY, the oversight board and the governor by December 1, 2019.