Stakeholders

The stakeholders interviewed during the onsite review will include both State and local representatives. While there will be times when stakeholders are interviewed individually, they will often be interviewed as part of a group.

State Stakeholders

State stakeholders are interviewed by the State Review Team Leaders at a specially designated site within the State. Examples of State stakeholders include the following:

  • State child welfare director
  • State child welfare program specialists
  • State court system representatives
  • Major tribal representatives
  • State representatives of administrative review bodies
  • Youth being served by the agency
  • State foster and/or adoptive parent association representatives

Local Stakeholders

Local stakeholders are interviewed by Local Site Leaders at each State's local sites. Examples of State stakeholders include the following:

  • Local child welfare agency administrators
  • Foster and adoptive parents
  • Juvenile court judges
  • Law enforcement representatives
  • Caseworkers from the local agency
  • Supervisors from the local agency
  • Guardians ad litem and/or legal representatives
  • Agency attorneys
  • Local representatives of administrative review bodies
  • Tribal representatives
  • Youth being served by the local agency

Additional Stakeholders

Review teams may interview additional stakeholders at both the State and local levels, as needed. Optional interviewees at the State level may include representatives of the education system, youth service agency, health department, Medicaid program, mental health agency, child welfare advocacy organization, university social work education program, major child welfare initiative or project, or other appropriate stakeholders. Optional interviewees at the local level may include representatives of youth service agencies, major child welfare initiatives or projects, major service providers, mental and physical health agencies, educational institutions (including special education or early intervention coordinators), child and family advocacy organizations, or other appropriate stakeholders.