Children in START are 50% less likely to enter out of home placement than children from a matched comparison group.
At case closure, more than 75% of children in START remained with or were reunified with their parent.
Parental Recovery & Capacity
Mothers in START have higher rates of sobriety and early recovery than non-START child welfare-involved counterparts (66% vs. 36%).
START leads to cross-system transformation toward a family-centered service delivery model.
At 12-months post intervention, START-served children had higher rates of remaining free from recurrence of maltreatment and/or out-of-home placement as compared to non-START treatment as usual-served children (68.5% vs. 56%).
Return on Investment
For every $1.00 spent on START, jurisdictions potentially saved $2.22 on costs associated with out-of-home placement.