Research and Evaluation


CFF is engaged in a wide range of national and local evaluation efforts involving some of the largest and most complex data sets ever collected regarding the well-being of families affected by substance abuse and involved in child welfare systems. These projects range from small veterans courts in rural communities to some of the country's largest family drug courts and multi-site projects with programs across the country. In each instance, the CFF Research Team is responsible for every facet of evaluation including design, instrument construction, logic modeling, data collection, analysis, synthesis and reporting. Research Team members also serve as consultants to the agencies we serve and, in many cases, are the most stable, consistent components of the programs we evaluate. In addition, Research staff are focused on instrument development (e.g., FSNS) and extant data analysis (i.e. NSDUH).  CFF’s current evaluation projects are summarized below with more detail provided after the table:

Our research staff area of expertise encompasses the following:

  • Program Evaluation Research Design
  • Instrument Development
  • Applied Research
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Analysis of Administrative Data Sets

CFF’s goal in conducting research and evaluation projects is to measure the effectiveness of programs in improving the safety, permanency, well-being and recovery outcomes for child, youth, adults and families affected by trauma, substance use and mental disorders who are involved in the child welfare and court systems. 

  • Current Research and Evaluation Projects can be viewed using the menu on the right side of your screen.

Interested in CFF’s Research and Evaluation capabilities?
Please contact our Executive Director, Nancy K. Young at nkyoung@cffutures