Building Connections: Using Integrated Administrative Data to Identify Issues and Solutions Spanning the Child Welfare and Child Support Systems

Lanikque Howard, Lisa Klein Vogel, Maria Cancian, Jennifer Noyes
March 2019

This article explores the process one state used to change policy using data. The state of Wisconsin used data to inform its policy change regarding referrals to child support in foster care cases. The results of the analysis of this data led to both the child welfare and the child support divisions working together on the new policy, a partnership that benefits both policy and practice.