Parent Partner Evaluations

Parent Partner programs in Iowa, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin connect parents with lived experience in the child welfare system (Parent Partners) with parents who have recently had their children removed. As the name implies the Parent Partners work with the parents and partner with them as their guides and mentors to help them address the circumstances which led to the removal and facilitate reunification as quickly, safely, and permanently as possible.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center on Children, Families, and the Law began assisting the Iowa Department of Human Services in 2009 with the further design, development, , implementation, and evaluation of their pioneering work in the child welfare system. In 2019 and 2021, CCFL developed Parent Partner Evaluation projects with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.