Sampling and Data 2009

Several months before a State’s CFSR, the Children’s Bureau begins working with the State to pull a sample of cases to be reviewed during the onsite review. This page provides access to sampling information related to each State’s onsite review.

Sampling Guidance Document - (PDF):
Sampling Guidelines, which are located in Chapter 4 of the CFSR Procedures Manual, provide information to States about the selection of a random sample of cases to be reviewed during the onsite review. This document provides a summary of the sampling procedures.

Child and Family Services Review Technical Bulletin #2 (link):
Section I of this Technical Bulletin contains information on ACF's approach on determining the time periods for the sample of cases for the onsite Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs). Section II contains the time periods and technical information for Fiscal Years 2007 through 2010.

State Review Date Period Under Review Sampling Period
Colorado March 16-20, 2009 10/1/07 – 3/16/09

FC: 10/1/07 – 3/31/08

IHS: 10/1/07 – 5/31/08

New Jersey March 30-April 3, 2009 10/1/07 – 3/30/09

FC: 10/1/07 – 3/31/08

IHS: 10/1/07 – 5/31/08

Maine May 18-22, 2009 4/1/08 – 5/18/09

FC: 4/1/08 – 9/30/08

IHS: 4/1/08 – 11/30/08

Hawaii June 1-5, 2009 4/1/08 – 6/1/09

FC: 4/1/08 – 9/30/08

IHS: 4/1/08 – 11/30/08

Maryland June 15-19, 2009 4/1/08 – 6/15/09

FC: 4/1/08 –9/30/08

IHS: 4/1/08 – 11/30/08

Virginia July 13-17, 2009 4/1/08 – 7/13/09

FC: 4/1/08 –9/30/08

IHS: 4/1/08 – 11/30/08

South Carolina July 27-31, 2009 4/1/08 – 7/29/09

FC: 4/1/08 –9/30/08

IHS: 4/1/08 – 11/30/08

Illinois August 10-14, 2009 4/1/08 – 8/10/09

FC: 4/1/08 –9/30/08

IHS: 4/1/08 – 11/30/08

Nevada August 31-September 4, 2009 4/1/08 – 8/31/09

FC: 4/1/08 –9/30/08

IHS: 4/1/08 – 11/30/08

Michigan September 21-25, 2009 4/1/08 – 9/21/09

FC: 4/1/08 –9/30/08

IHS: 4/1/08 – 11/30/08