Partners for Our Children

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.