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These working papers focus on some of the components of a CQI system:

Qualitative Case Review Processes
Turning Data into Information
Action Planning
Program Evaluation Basics
Building the Capacity of the CQI Workforce

The purpose of these documents is to define and describe the range of specific strategies within each component to implement a high functioning CQI system in a jurisdiction.  While recognizing that the evolution of CQI is iterative and requires time to refine and implement strategies, each working paper is intended to stimulate thinking about a range of strategies, to identify possible barriers to implementation and to identify solutions and recommendations.

Each document includes specific citations and suggestions for additional background publications, information and materials, but all the working papers derive critical background information from three key sources. First, the CQI Framework helped identify the 8 components and key strategies across the working papers. Second, the Administration for Children and Families Information Memorandum on CQI helped inform many of the concepts in these papers. Third, and perhaps most important, the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (NRCOI), in collaboration with the National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology (NRC-CWDT), convened 75 representatives from 23 states and numerous organizations to attend a National CQI Working Meeting on August 29-30, 2012.  Participants reviewed draft working papers and worked intensively to refine their content during and after the working meeting.

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