Children’s Research Center

Children’s Research Center

NCCD’s Children’s Research Center (CRC) has been working to improve child safety, permanency, and well-being since 1993. NCCD staff, many of whom have master’s degrees in social work, collaborate with child welfare agencies across the country and internationally. Much of CRC’s work is centered around the Structured Decision Making® (SDM) system, a set of research-based assessments that help caseworkers make consistent and equitable service decisions for families. Underlying everything CRC does is the importance of research and evaluation.

For more information on CRC's work, contact Jennifer Cotter, Associate Director, or Phil Decter, Interim Director.