Children Affected by Methamphetamine (CAM) – Cross-Site Evaluation

 

 

The Public Health Service Act of 509 provided funding over a four-year period to 12 Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDC) to improve the well-being, permanency, and safety outcomes of children who are in, or at-risk of out-of-home placement as a result of a parent’s or caregiver’s methamphetamine or other substance abuse.  The CFF evaluation team is partly responsible for managing the CAM support contract.  The goals of the CAM Support Contract are to develop a performance measurement system in collaboration with the grantees, provide programmatic and evaluation-related technical assistance to grantees, and to assess and analyze data submitted on grantee performance measures. 

The evaluation team provides regular reporting on performance measures including monthly accounts of the number of children and adults served by each grantee, as well as semi-annual summaries of grantees' performance on 23 measures of safety, permanency, recovery, and well-being. This data set currently includes information about nearly 1,500 families comprised of 1,972 adults and 3,213 children.