Award Date

1-1-1997

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

Number of Pages

51

Abstract

The effectiveness of permanency planning, which refers to efforts to move children through the court system in a timely and efficient manner, was analyzed by comparing outcome and process measures among a group of children having a court appointed special advocate (CASA) ordered and assigned to their case, a group of children who had CASA services ordered, but never assigned to their case (CONA), and a group of children who never had a CASA ordered nor assigned to their case (NO CASA). It was found that those cases having CASA involvement had significantly fewer placements, tended to be more likely to achieve permanency, and tended to spend less overall time under wardship of the court. However the more activities a CASA did, in terms of the process measures, related to a longer time under wardship of the court, a greater number of placements, and less likelihood of achieving permanency.

Keywords

Advocates; Appointed; Assist; Casas; Child; Child Placement; Court; Effectiveness; Permanency; Placement; Planning; Special

Controlled Subject

Social service; Public policy; Law

File Format

pdf

File Size

1300.48 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

Permissions

If you are the rightful copyright holder of this dissertation or thesis and wish to have the full text removed from Digital Scholarship@UNLV, please submit a request to digitalscholarship@unlv.edu and include clear identification of the work, preferably with URL.

Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/bpii-2mi6


Share

COinS