What We Do

Children and Family Futures’ research and evaluation team provides evaluation support to the agencies we serve. With more than 20 years of experience, our approach reflects the social, cultural, and policy environments of communities in which we work. We prioritize working with organizations that serve vulnerable populations including family treatment courts, veterans treatment courts, substance use and mental health disorder treatment systems, and child welfare agencies. Our highly skilled team has expertise in conducting evaluation activities for cross-systems collaborative partnerships and developing capacity at the federal, tribal, state, and local levels.

About Our Services

Our research and evaluation goal is to measure program effectiveness in improving the safety, permanency, well-being, and recovery outcomes for children, youth, adults, and families affected by trauma, substance use, and mental disorders who are involved in child welfare and court systems.

For over 20 years, we have earned a national reputation for our independent program evaluations and use of customized applied research methodologies.  We have a track record of delivering useful, high-quality program evaluation and applied research findings.

We provide research and evaluation support to state, tribal, and local efforts to address the needs of children and families, particularly those at the intersection of substance use, mental health, and child welfare services.

Current and Recent Projects

Children and Family Futures’ research and evaluation team has worked with child- and family-serving organizations in nearly 100 counties across the United States.  Our current research and evaluation projects include:

Featured Resources and Technical Assistance Tools

Through federally- and foundation-funded projects, Children and Family Futures and its small business subsidiary, Center for Children and Family Futures, produces publications, reports, Technical Assistance tools and web-based learning for the field. The following are featured resources from our work. For more resources or information related to a specific topic, please visit our resources page or click the “Request Assistance” button below or at the top of the page.