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CHILD WELFARE ORGANIZING PROJECT

In 2008, CWOP joined the Fund for Social Change Parent Advocate Initiative. CWOP’s role over the following two years was to train Parent Advocates to work in six foster care agencies, and to develop a city-wide Parent Advocate Network (PAN)


The Fund maintained the Chapin Hall Center at the University of Chicago as a research consultant, completing two evaluation reports into the efficacy of the program. Both reports show positive progress and are very encouraging. While it is too soon yet to be sure of the concrete impact of Parent Advocates on permanency outcomes for children and families, the reports lay some of the important groundwork for future studies.