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Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

2000

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Costing Child Protective Services Staff Turnover, Michelle Graef, Erick L. Hill Jan 2000

Costing Child Protective Services Staff Turnover, Michelle Graef, Erick L. Hill

Faculty Publications of the Center on Children, Families, and the Law

This article details the process used in one state to determine the financial costs to the child welfare agency accrued over the course of one year that were directly attributable to CPS staff turnover. The formulas and process for calculating specific cost elements due to separation, replacement and training are provided. The practical considerations inherent in this type of analysis are highlighted, as well as the use of this type of data to inform agency human resource strategies.