The Flint MDT Study (March 2014- January 2016)
Dataset Number: 205
The Flint MDT Study is one of the projects of the the National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in Child Welfare (QIC-ChildRep). The Study partnered with a group of five lawyers-guardian ad litem to observe and evaluate a multidisciplinary approach to representing children in child protection proceedings. The study provided the LGALs two social workers and randomly assigned cases to be either represented by the attorney/social worker team or by the attorney alone. This study provides both a description of the functioning of these teams collaborating to represent children and a rigorous evaluation of outcomes compared to a control group. Only quantitative data have been deposited with NDACAN.